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25W Ku-Band Transceiver Reviewed at IMS 2017 by Smiths Interconnect. Features include a GaN SSPA for Reliable Commercial Airborne Communications.

June 15, 2017

Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group plc and supplier of RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and subsystems from 18 GHz to 325 GHz, will be in booth #1441 at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, and one of the many integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs) that they’ll be talking about includes a recently released Ku-Band High Power Transceiver (HPT).  

Untitled.pngThis HPT is a complete airborne SatCom solution, integrating a GaN SSPA, upconverters, downconverters, and digital control technology to offer a highly modular yet easily maintained system complete with advanced interoperability features and multiple Built-in-Test (BIT) functions. Leveraging the higher maximum channel temperature limit of GaN devices, along with built-in SSPA protection against high VSWR loads, the 25W HPT system offers extremely high standard reliability and stability for commercial airbone systems. For applications that require additional commercial air transport use assurance, an optional vibration insensitive OCXO installed on a vibration isolation platform is available. The HPT can transmit from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz from an IF frequency of 950 to 1700 MHz with a gain variation of less than 1.0 dB over any 36 MHz band and provides the frequency block down conversion from 10.7 to 11.7 GHz to the low band IF of 950-1950 MHz or from 11.7 to 12.75 GHz to the high band IF of 1100-2150 MHz. The Receive bands are selectable with commands over the Ethernet bus.


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Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets. Smiths Interconnect is synonymous with exceptional performance whenever a technologically advanced, high quality solution is required to ensure reliability and safety. 

Smiths Interconnect is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.  Smiths Group employs approximately 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.