Advantech Wireless Technologies (“Advantech”) has delivered their 8.5kW Ultra-High Power Modular Summit II Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) System to a major SATCOM system Integrator.
The newly designed Summit II Systems consist of four, eight or sixteen high-power SSPAs packaged in ruggedized, outdoor enclosures and integrated into a single frame structure that includes combiners, loads, power distribution and M&C – perfectly suited for fixed and full motion antenna installations. Modular architecture with 1:N built-in redundancy and field replaceable amplifiers minimizes downtime, resulting in the highest service availability in the industry.
“We are extremely proud to provide our new Summit II platform as part of this complex project. Our 8.5kW modular SSPA system set a new record in terms of RF output power, thanks to our core module design and a highly-efficient phase-combining network,” said John Restivo, President at Advantech Wireless Technologies.
“Our Summit II Ultra-High Power SSPA systems are designed for any application that requires a Solid State High Power Amplifier system able to deliver lots of reliable RF power, including DTH, Deep Space, TT&C and Defense. Self-redundancy and modular construction ensure hundreds of thousands of availability-hours with minimal sparing costs,” said Tony Radford, Advantech VP of Global Sales.
Advantech’s Summit II systems are designed using the latest gallium nitride device technology and operate over the latest Controlled Area Network (CAN) BUS M&C Protocol for maximum speed and reliability.
Summit II is available in C-, X-, Ku- and S-band architectures.