Advantech releases Second Generation GaN C-band amplifier
Advantech Wireless has released a 400W C-Band SSPA/SSPB (solid state power amplifier/ solid state power block) designed for broadcasting built using its second generation SapphireBlu GaN technology.
The C-band GaN SapphireBlu SSPA/SSPB is a high linearity device designed for Ultra HD transmission broadcasting. It is DVB-S2X ready. The increased linearity comes with no additional increase in size, weight and energy consumption, according to the company.
"We have over 20 years of experience working with broadcasters and providing cutting edge technologies to deliver audio and visual content clearly and reliably," stated Cristi Damian, VP business development at Advantech Wireless. "We understand the challenges that broadcasters and service providers face while adopting the new bandwidth demanding Ultra HD standard. The second generation of GaN SSPAs empowers broadcasters to deliver their messages while maximizing efficiency and reducing operational cost. These units are designed for very high linearity as imposed by the heavy Ultra HD traffic, and at the same time be ready to operate under the high density modulation schemes that are now part of the DVB-S2X standard. This is a safe investment for the future."
Advantech Wireless' SapphireBlu Series GaN based SSPAs were awarded Teleport Technology of the year 2014 by the World Teleport Association.