Advantech Increases Delivery Of Maritime GaN Products
New generation of solid state power amplifiers and block upconverters suits high temperature radome environment
Advantech Wireless has announced that in the last fiscal quarter it has delivered several hundred units of its GaN technology based SSPAs (solid state power amplifiers) and BUCs (block upconverters) for maritime applications.
These are C-Band, Ku-Band, and X-Band units for yachts, luxury cruise ships and military vessels where bandwidth demand has grown and where the high temperature in a radome challenges the reliability of high power amplifiers and frequency converters.
"The unit size in maritime applications is extremely important for perfect balancing on stabilised antenna systems. To survive within the stifling environment of a radome, the heat generation has to be minimised. Therefore, the improved reliability and smaller size of our new generation of GaN based SSPAs allow perfect integration into maritime stabilised antennas," said Cristi Damian, VP business development at Advantech Wireless.
"Our GaN based SSPAs are gaining overwhelming market acceptance, they have been deployed and installed on thousands of vessels with outstanding performance. Our field MTBF has now reached over 200,000 hours of operation in very challenging environments," she added.
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