Ku-Band Power Amplifier offers 40+ Watts

Aethercomm SSPA 16.75-20.25-40, 16.75-20.25 GHz SSPA delivers 40+ Watts of CW power. RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a Ku-band solid state power amplifier. The Aethercomm SSPA 16.75-20.25-40 operates from 16.75-20.25 GHz and delivers a minimum output power of 40 Watts. Using GaN technology, it’s optimized for high shock and vibration requirements supporting operation from -40°C to +70°C base plate temperature. Typical SSPA 16.75-20.25-40 power gain is 46 dB minimum. Input and output VSWR is 2.0:1 maximum. This SSPA can be blanked on and off in less than 10.0 uSec. OIP3 is 51 dBm minimum. Operating from a +28 Vdc power supply, standard features include reverse polarity protection and output short and open circuit protection along with an over-temperature shut down feature to protect the amplifier. The housing volume is approximately 4.0″ (W) x 5.0″ (l) x 2.0″ (H).

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John Hamilton has over 40 years of experience in RF and Microwave technology, applications, technical support and marketing. He is the Vice President of Marketing at RFMW, holds multiple degrees and has a background in Test & Measurement.

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