Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) & Block Upconverters (BUCs)

Introducing the Puma line of powerful, compact SSPAs and Bobcat BUCs to speed up and strengthen your links shrink your terminal footprint. These industry leading GaN SSPAs and Bucs compact, rugged and flexible.

DC Powered BUCs

Small Powerful Block Upconverters that are guaranteed to speed up your links

AC Powered Amplifiers/BUCs

High performance Solid State Power Amplifiers at Military Standards for the most discerning customers


The new product line includes the Puma 200X (100 Watt linear X-band), Puma 300X (150 Watt linear X-band), Puma 400X (200 Watt linear X-band); the Puma 400Ku (200 Watt linear Ku-band); the Puma 80Ka (40 Watt linear Ka-band), and Puma 120Ka (60 Watt linear Ka-band), each weighing between 15 and 50 lbs. These powerful Puma SSPAs come with optional internal L-band BUCs, including a range of single and multi-band BUC options for the 27.5 to 31.0 GHz Ka-band. They also incorporate internal redundancy switching, provide extensive attenuation control, data logging and web GUI availability, and optional internal frequency reference.

“If you need a sleek, powerful SSPA or BUC to speed up your transportable terminal – you need a Puma!”

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AC Powered SSPAs / BUCs

Industry-Leading GaN Puma Products

Designed for fixed and transportable terminals needing high power density with high efficiency in challenging environments, Pumas are flexible, high-performance, AC-powered, antenna-mount outdoor SSPAs/BUCs that offer many features and options including internal L-band BUCs, internal LO reference, extensive data logging, easy-to-use web-based GUI, ethernet SNMP (v1 or v3), and a wide range of available power combined and redundancy systems.

These Puma SSPAs provide high performance and high linear power density for the most demanding satcom terminal applications.


  • Compact – 30 lb to 50 lb antenna-mount packages and lightweight
  • High Efficiency – with low power draw
  • Powerful – 40W up to 250W linear power per MIL-STD-188-164
  • Flexible – Options for multiple Ka-bands and switched BUCs, redundant and phase combined systems
  • Quite – Extremely low leakage supports X-band multi-carrier operation on low PIM antennas
  • Rugged – Weatherized for -40°C to +60°C Operation
  • Internal RF Filters and M&C System
  • High Reliability
  • High Linearity
  • Direct Antenna Mounting
  • Leading to Low Cost Operation


  • Optional Single-band and Multi-band Block Up-Converter (BUC)

White Paper: New Linear GaN Amplifiers are Powerful and Efficient The transformation of solid-state amplifiers for satellite communication systems from use of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) transistors to Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors has occurred at an astonishing rate. Not long ago nearly all comms SSPAs were built using GaAs technology, and now it would be hard to find a recently developed satcom SSPA that was not built using GaN

ModelBandFrequency (GHZ)Power (W)Linear Power (W)Size (Inches) WXLXHWeightData Sheet
Puma 200XX-band7.9-8.420010010.5 x 17 x 6.832Download
Puma 300XX-band7.9-8.430015010.5 x 17 x 6.832Download
Puma 400XX-band7.9-8.440020014 x 19 x 8.650Download
Puma 400XKu-band13.75-14.540020014 x 19 x 7.848Download
Puma 60KaKa-band27.5-306030TBDTBDRequest Data Sheet
Puma 120KaKa-band27.5-301206014 x 19 x 7.838Download


The new product line includes the Bobcat 50X (25 Watt linear X-band); the Bobcat 64Ku (32 Watt linear Ku-band); and the Bobcat 32Ka (16 Watt linear Ka-band BUC), each in about 110 cu in and weighing 4 to 5 lbs. Even in this small package you don’t have to give up on features. The 5-pound Bobcats still have extensive attenuation control and calibration capability, data logging and web GUI availability, and security features such as the optional SNMP v3 implementation.

DC Powered BUCs

Industry-Leading GaN Bobcat Block Upconverters (BUCs)

Designed for compact portable terminals needing high power from very small packages operating in challenging environments, Bobcat’s are high-performance, DC-powered, feed-mount outdoor BUCs with outsized features including extensive data logging, easy-to-use web-based GUI, ethernet SNMP (v1 or v3), and interchangeability between X, Ku and Ka-bands.

From the Bobcat 64Ku in 4.5 lbs. on up, these BUCs provide high linear power density for the most demanding pack-up satcom terminal applications.


  • Low Cost Operation
  • Small and Light – 4 lb to 10 lb feed-mount packages
  • Single-band and Multi-band Block Up-Converter (BUC)
  • High Efficiency – Low power draw, optional battery save and keyline modes
  • Rugged – Weatherized for -40°C to +60°C Operation, MIL-STD-810 environment
  • Internal RF Filters and M&C System
  • Powerful – 16W up to 50W linear power per MIL-STD-188-164
  • Flexible – Interchangeable X-, Ku- and Ka-band Bobcats Options for multiple Ka-bands, and SNMP v3

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ModelBandFrequency (GHZ)Power (W)Linear Power (W)Size (Inches) WXLXHWeightData Sheet
Bobcat 40XX-band7.9-8.440205.1 x 5.8 x 3.95.3Download
Bobcat 50XX-band7.9-8.450255.1 x 5.8 x 3.95.3Download
XTS-40X-B1X-band7.9-8.440326.04 x 10.94 x 4.4310Request Data Sheet
XTSLIN-50X-B1X-band7.9-8.4100505.4 x 11.16 x 4.4310Download
Bobcat 50KuKu-band13.75-14.550253.9 x 6.8 x 3.94.5Download
Bobcat 64KuKu-band13.75-14.564324.4 x 4.0 x 6.85.0Download
Bobcat 32KaDBKu-band29-30 & 30-31 Dualband32163.9 x 7.6 x 4.44.5Request Data Sheet
Bobcat 32KaKu-band30-3132163.9 x 7.6 x 4.44.5Download