Model number SSPA 16.75-20.25-40 is a high power, Gallium Nitride (GaN) solid state power amplifier that operates from 16.75 to 20.25 GHz. It is packaged in an enclosure that is optimized for high shock and vibration requirements. Nominal output power is 40W typical. Typical power gain is 46 dB minimum. Input and output VSWR is 2.0:1 maximum. This SSPA can be blanked on and off in less than 10.0 uSec. OIP3 is 51 dBm minimum. The unit operates from a +28 Vdc power supply. Standard features include reverse polarity protection and output short and open circuit protection. This power amplifier module operates from -40 to +70ºC base plate temperature. There is also an over-temperature shut down feature to protect the amplifier. This high power SSPA can be employed in any system that requires high power at Ku-band. The housing volume is approximately 4.0 x 5.0 x 2.0”. DC and logic connections are accessible via feed through pins. The RF input connector is an SMA female. The RF output connector is WR-51 waveguide. Maximum weight is 2.5 pounds.