The SapphireBlu Series of UltraLinear GaN based SSPAs is claimed by Advantech Wireless to offer the highest linear power available in the market, and the company is using IBC to demonstrate it.
“This pioneering technology is the ideal choice for high power, wide frequency band uplinks,” said Cristi Damian, VP business development at Advantech Wireless. “One single GaN-based SSPA offers higher performance in multi carrier mode than several linearised TWTs and Klystrons, making them the ideal choice for large teleports and broadcast industry.”
Advantech Wireless describes the UltraLinearTM GaN based SSPAS as the ultimate solution for any uplink activity, such as content contribution, distribution and DTH TV, enabling the saturation of all transponders of the modern satellite with a single 13m antenna and a single amplifier per polarisation. The new architecture is designed for multi-carrier operations, with power expandable from 200W to 6.6 kW in C-band and 3kW in Ku-band by phase combining and a soft fail philosophy. These new systems are said to be redundant-ready with no external controller required, perfect for single carrier, multi-carrier and multi-transponder uplinking.