Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. Announces World’s First 650-Watt Ka-Band SATCOM HTS Gateway Uplink Power Amplifier

May 1, 2019– Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s (NASDAQ:CMTL) Santa
Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc.
(“Xicom”), which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment,
announced today a new 650-Watt Ka-Band amplifier for High-Throughput
Satellite (“HTS”) gateway service.

The XTD-650KaL is a compact power amplifier designed for low cost
installation and long life. Its antenna is mounted at the feed to
minimize path loss. This new traveling wave tube amplifier (“TWTA”)
offers 150-Watts of more power than the classic 500W Ka-Band amplifier
and features 215W of linear power at -19 dB Noise Power Ratio (“NPR”)
across the 27.5 to 30 GHz frequency range. The amplifier is available
with Xicom’s SuperCoolTM liquid cooling, which has many
practical advantages over traditional air-cooled amplifiers including
reduced heat load in hubs, flexible and more compact installation, ease
of service and maintenance, higher reliability, ambient noise reduction
and gain stability over ambient temperature. Power combining and
redundancy architectures are also available.

“Xicom’s new 650-Watt peak power amplifier is ideally suited to meet the
market demand for higher power uplink amplifiers in support of
high-performance geostationary Ka-band gateway applications,” commented
Mark Schmeichel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Xicom.
“With the world’s first 650-Watt amplifier, we continue to drive the
market to deliver high-quality performance products and economical
customer experiences.”

Additional information will be available to system integrators by
visiting Xicom’s representatives located in Booth 1401, at SATELLITE
2019, May 6-9, in Washington, DC. Additional product information is
available on Xicom’s 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 Operating 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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