Ku-Band BUC Delivers 40-W Output For Satellite Uplinks
Comtech Xicom Technology’s Model XTS-40KHE-B1 debuts as a lightweight, efficient solid-state Ku-band block up converter (BUC) for transportable satellite communication uplinks. Viable for both commercial and military users, it provides 40 W of P1 output power and 20 W of linear power. In terms of efficiency, the self-cooled, feed-mountable amplifier consumes only 210 W when operating at linear power. Other features include temperature compensation, gain control, harmonic filtering, receive-band filtering, and an output isolator. The entire unit weighs less than 10 lb and measures 11.2 by 5.4 in. and stands 4.4 in. high.
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