Mobile MIL-SATCOM SSPA BUCs support rugged environments.

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While both XTS-50X-B1 DC-powered X-band amplifier (50 W) and XTS-40KHE-B1 DC-powered Ku-band amplifier (40 W) offer 47 dBm output power, respective linear power values are 45 and 43 dBm. Both military satellite communication (MIL-SATCOM) solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) block upconverters (BUCs) come in 10.0 lb, 11.2 x 4.4 x 5.4 in. configuration and are constructed for outdoor use. Direct mounting to antenna eliminates long waveguide runs and associated RF losses.

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Comtech Xicom Technology Offers New MIL-SATCOM SSPA BUCs

Models and additional information on display at MILCOM'13, November 18 - 20, Booth #1510

SANTA CLARA, CA -- Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a technology leader of high power amplifier products for satellite communication (SATCOM) announces new military satellite communication (MIL-SATCOM) solid-state power amplifier block upconverters will be presented during MILCOM'13.

At MILCOM’13, Xicom will be showcasing its new generation of 50-Watt X-Band and 40-Watt Ku-Band solid-state high power amplifiers (SSPAs). High-power solid-state Block Upconverter (BUC) Model XTS-50X-B1 is a DC-Powered X-Band Amplifier, offering 47 dBm of Output Power and 45 dBm Linear Power. Model XTS-40KHE-B1 is a DC-Powered Ku-Band Amplifier, offering 47 dBm of Output Power and 43 dBm Linear Power.

Both BUCs are packaged in the same lightweight 10.0-pound, 11.2-in. x 4.4-in. x 5.4-in. configuration. The compact outdoor unit (ODU) is construction specifically for outdoor use allowing for direct mount to the antenna. This eliminates long waveguide runs and associated RF losses. Both lightweight models are designed for rugged, mobile environments. With the same package configurations, changing from X-band to Ku-band is a simple process when required.

Model XTS-40KHE-B1 is one of the new "Green Powered By Xicom Technology" designed amplifiers focusing on user cost savings including lower power consumption, reduced fuel and charging requirements.

Xicom representatives will be available for MIL-SATCOM providers and developers to discuss and obtain technical information on these and many additional amplifier products at the Comtech Xicom Technology booth #1510, during MILCOM'13 (, Military Communications Conference, Nov. 18 - 20, 2013, San Diego Convention Center. For additional information contact: Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., 3550 Bassett Street, Santa Clara, California 95054 U.S.A., Phone: 1-408-213-3000, Fax: 1-408-213-3001, e-mail:, Web:

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 45.5 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 believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.

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