TWTAs expanded to cover 12.75 to 14.5 GHz Ku Band frequencies

September 10, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Comtech Xicom Technology has announced an expanded 12.75 to 14.5 GHz frequency coverage option for its Ku-band, traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs).

The company's latest line of high-efficiency, antenna-mount, TWTAs including models XTD-400KHE and XTD-750KHE are capable of operating across the entire Ku-band. The Model XTD-1250KL antenna-mount amplifier, as well as the latest XTRT-1250KL rack-mount amplifier with touch screen control interface, are also available with the extended wide-band coverage.

With continued strong demand for Ku-band SATCOM bandwidth, the addition of a Ku-band amplifier covering from 12.75 to 13.25 GHz provides critical bandwidth for new systems and emerging applications. In support of this new bandwidth, the company is now offering 400 W, 750 W and 1250 W TWTAs that provide full spec-compliant performance over the expanded band in the same package and with the same features as the standard band products.