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Powerful Efficient GaN Solid-State Power Amplifiers

by Heidi Thelander, Director Business Development, Comtech Xicom Technology 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 […]

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Ultra-Broadband High Power, Solid State Amplifier

Model number SSPA 0.2-2.5-200 is a high power, decade plus bandwidth, GaN solid state power amplifier (SSPA). This amplifier continuously covers the full band of 200 to 2500 MHz. It can be commanded on and off in 10 uSecs maximum to control DC power consumption and to gate the RF drive signal. The output power […]

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Wireless Internet Service Providers and Net Neutrality: it’s Complicated

by Justin Pollock, Ph.D., Antenna Engineer, KP Performance Antennas In 2015 under the Obama administration, the FCC ordered that Internet service providers be considered Title II common carrier telecommunications services. Last December, when the new FCC commissioner ruled to undo this “heavy-handed, utility-style” regulation of the Internet, salutations quickly came from the most obvious benefactors: “Big Cable” […]