Comtech Xicom Technology Introduces New Compact, Highly Efficient GaN Solid-State Ku-Band SATCOM SSPAs and BUCs

March 1, 2018– Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s Santa Clara,
California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., which is
part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, announces a new
GaN-based Ku-Band solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) that packs a
tremendous amount of power into a compact 48-pound (22 kg) antenna-mount
outdoor unit (ODU). This highly efficient SSPA incorporates an optional
L- to Ku-band block upconverter (BUC) and provides 200 watts of linear
output power in a package designed to handle tough environments and meet
stringent Ku-Band RF requirements.

Using the latest in high-efficiency GaN semiconductor technology, Model
XTSLIN-200K-B1 delivers 200-Watts of linear power across the SATCOM
Ku-Band (13.75 – 14.5 GHz) on only 1600-Watts of prime power draw,
making it the most efficiently operating SSPA in the industry. The small
package measures only 8-inches (H) x 14-inches (W) x 19-inches (L)
(20.32cm x 36.53cm x 48.26cm) and is designed for outdoor use in
challenging environments operating over a temperature range of -40 C to
+60 C using forced air cooling. The monitor and control (M&C) interface
provides a component system status via Ethernet or RS-485 and RS-232 and
supports a range of redundancy control schemes. Variable phase-shift
combining (VPC) systems using these SSPAs are also available to achieve
even higher power with non-interrupting soft-fail continuous phase
operation, eliminating cut-outs and long reacquisition periods.

“This is the lightest and most efficient 200-Watt linear Ku-band SSPA
available in the marketplace, with linear performance equal to, or
better than, much more expensive, larger, and heavier 500-Watt GaAs
SSPAs,” said Mark Schmeichel, Senior Vice President, and General Manager
for Comtech Xicom Technology Inc. “The size and weight advantages are
particularly appealing for transportable requirements like Satellite
News Gathering (SNG). We are extremely proud of the team that developed
this innovative product, and happy to offer another best-in-class
solution to our customers.”

Hardware, test data and additional information will be available to
system integrators by visiting Comtech Xicom Technology representatives
in Booth 313, at SATELLITE
, March 13-15, in Washington, DC. Additional product information
is available on the Comtech Xicom Technology Website at

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers,
manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power
amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications.
The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with
frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 52 GHz spectrum.
Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and
airborne mobile applications. Please visit
for more information.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.

Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company’s Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
Exchange Commission filings.


Financial Media:
Michael D. Porcelain
Senior Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer
Comtech Telecommunications
Telephone: (631) 962-7000
E-mail: [email protected]

Eric Schmidt
Vice President – Sales
Xicom Technology, Inc.
Telephone: (408) 213-3052
Email: [email protected]

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