PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A major United States satellite systems integrator has awarded the Satcom Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) an order totaling more than $2 million to provide high-power, C-band traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) for a significant international broadcasting program. The 750 watt and 2.25 kilowatt amplifiers will be used in a fixed satellite service (FSS) uplink application.
"CPI's C-band TWTAs continue to be a very attractive choice for applications requiring multi-carrier service, especially at higher power levels," said Andy Tafler, president of CPI Satcom Division. "One 2.25 kilowatt TWTA provides the same linear power as four, power-combined Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs). Both technologies offer viable solutions under the right program parameters, but for this particular program, the TWTA will be more cost efficient to operate at the required power level."
CPI is one of the largest global manufacturers of high-power communications amplifiers for satellite uplink applications, whose broad product line includes GaN-based SSPAs and Gallium Arsenide-based SSPAs, as well as TWTAs and klystron power amplifiers. These products are used in fixed and mobile gateways in support of commercial and military communications around the world.
About Communications & Power Industries LLC
Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes components and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for a wide variety of systems including radar, electronic warfare and communications (satellite and point-to-point) systems for military and commercial applications, specialty products for medical diagnostic imaging and the treatment of cancer, as well as microwave and RF energy generating products for various industrial and scientific pursuits. www.cpii.com
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