Advantech Wireless Receives New Orders for its X-Band Line of SATCOM GaN Based Solid State Power Amplifiers and Block Up Converters

Montreal, CANADA – April 4, 2017 – Advantech Wireless, a global leader in satellite broadband communications announced today that it has received  follow up orders from Military Customers for its X-Band line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology based Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Up Converters (BUCs) designed for Tactical Mobile Military Applications.

This latest generation of X-Band GaN based SSPAs/BUCs from Advantech Wireless features exceptional linearity and operating efficiency. These advanced systems are extremely versatile and perfectly suited for harsh environments, Satcom on the Move (SOTM) and man-pack terminal deployments.

“To-date we have received orders for more than 300 units, and our customers appreciate the high linearity combined with small size, and low energy consumption. The GaN X-band line of SSPAs is very versatile, with small form factor units for mobile applications, to medium power for maritime, and very high power for large teleports. Several models are either already WGS certified, or in process of certification,” said Cristi Damian, VP Business Development at Advantech Wireless.

The X-band GaN based BUCs from Advantech Wireless are weatherproof and constructed in a compact cooling enclosure for outdoor operation. Based on ruggedized designs these BUCs are the smallest fully integrated units on the market today and are enabling new terminal designs for both mobile and on the halt tactical communication systems.