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Mission Announces Ku-band GaN BUC/SSPA


Ku band GaN-based solid state power amplifiers targets gateway and broadcast applications

Mission Microwave Technologies, a US manufacturer of solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and block up converters (BUCs) announces the availability of the MOAB 400W Ku Band SSPA/BUC. Missions says that the MOAB continues the tradition established by the Stinger, Javelin and Titan products of elegant and efficient design while having the smallest possible size, weight, and power envelope.

"Our customers have eagerly adopted our range of products with power levels up to 200W for mobile, transportable and gateway applications. The MOAB 400W Ku Band BUC is our first high power building block and is small, light and rugged enough for mobile applications while also bringing benefits in ease of installation and power efficiency to fixed broadcast and gateway sites," said Steve Richeson, Mission Microwave's VP of sales and marketing.

"Rather than make superlative claims we invite customers to evaluate the 400W MOAB BUC alongside others of its class. The product's obvious leadership in the categories of RF performance, weight, size and power efficiency speaks for itself."

Suitable for gateway and broadcast applications, the 400W Ku Band MOAB weighs in at 35 lbs and draws 1300W of prime power to produce 200W of linear power in a ruggedised outdoor package.

It is an ideal replacement for less rugged and reliable options like Travelling Wave Tube (TWT) amplifiers. Along with the Titan, Javelin and Stinger products in X, Ku and Ka Bands up to 200W, Mission Microwave offers complete redundancy solutions including redundancy controllers and a state of the art Monitor and Control (M&C) interface using SNMP V3.

The Mission Microwave team will be showing the MOAB, along with their entire range of X, Ku and Ka Band products, at Satellite 2018 in Washington, DC, March 13-15.

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