Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers operate over entire Ku-band.

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Delivering coverage from 12.75-14.5 GHz, Ku-band traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs)
antenna-mount TWTAs include 400 W model XTD-400KHE and 750 W model XTD-750KHE. Models XTD-1250KL antenna-mount amplifier and XTRT-1250KL rack-mount amplifiers with touch screen control interface are also available with extended wide-band coverage and rated at 1,250 W. Each TWTA provides full spec-compliant performance over expanded band.

Original Press Release:

Comtech Xicom Technology Announces Expanded Product Line to Address Extended Ku-Band Frequencies

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - - - Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a technology leader of high power amplifier products for satellite communication (SATCOM) announced an expanded 12.75 to 14.5 GHz frequency coverage option for its Ku-band, traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs).

Comtech Xicoms new line of high-efficiency, antenna-mount, TWTAs including models XTD-400KHE and XTD-750KHE are capable of operating across this entire band. Xicoms model XTD-1250KL antenna-mount amplifier, as well as the new XTRT-1250KL rack-mount amplifier with touch screen control interface, are also available with the extended wide-band coverage.

With continued strong demand for Ku-band SATCOM bandwidth, the addition of a Ku-band amplifier covering from 12.75 to 13.25 GHz provides critical bandwidth for new systems and emerging applications. In support of this new bandwidth, Comtech Xicom is now offering 400W, 750W and 1250W TWTAs that provide full spec-compliant performance over the expanded band in the same package and with the same features as the standard band products.

John Branscum, President of Comtech Xicom Technology said, With the growth of the use of the extended Ku-band around the world, these new products will give our customers the flexibility they need to access this bandwidth efficiently.

Data sheets of these TWT amplifiers are available including detailed specifications, functional block diagrams and package outline drawings. 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:

SATCOM providers and developers can obtain additional specifications and information from Comtech Xicom representatives by visiting Stand 1.F80, Hall 1, during the International Broadcasting Convention, IBC2012, 711 September, at the RAI Amsterdam exhibition and conference center.

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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