SAGE Satcom Delivers Ultra-Compact 12 Watt Linear Ka-Band Gallium Nitride Block-up Converter (BUC)

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Compact, lightweight high power Ka-Band GaN-based BUCs combine power, efficiency, and reliability for next-generation satellite data communications

SAGESatcom Ultra-Compact 12 Watt Linear Ka-Band Gallium Nitride Block-up Converter (BUC)

The SAGE 12W linear power Ka-band BUC is the world’s lightest and smallest form factor, high transmit power BUC and can easily mount on the feed assembly of any Ka-band terminal,

SAGE SatCom, a leading global manufacturer and provider of power amplifiers for the satellite industry, announced today the addition of an ultra-compact, efficient, low power consumption GaN-based 12W Linear Ka-band Block-up Converter (BUC) to its high transmit power Ka-band lineup for next-generation satellite data communications.

SAGE SatCom’s GaN solid state technology allows for significant power consumption and size savings compared to the widely used Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) technology, without compromising RF performance or reliability. The overall size improvement enables simplified installation directly on the antenna feed arm, without the need for pedestal mounting. SAGE SatCom Ka-band BUC products offer the highest linear power levels in the most compact and lightweight package on the market.

SAGE has deployed many hundreds of its earlier generation 12W Linear Ka-band BUCs in the most demanding customer environments. The new GaN-based 12W Linear Ka-band BUC joins the SAGE Ka-band portfolio of products, which includes a GaN-based 20W linear Ka-band BUC and a 5W Linear Ka-band BUC. Utilizing GaN technology, SAGE has further reduced the size and weight of its heralded 12W linear BUC to a size and power consumption similar to 5W linear Ka-Band BUCs based on GaS technology. The SAGE 12W Linear Ka-band BUC measures only 7.5”x5.3”x4” and consumes only 155W at 12W linear output power.

“No longer are 1W and 2W transceivers the only options for mission critical deployments in the Ka-band space. The SAGE 12W linear power Ka-band BUC is the world’s lightest and smallest form factor, high transmit power BUC and can easily mount on the feed assembly of any Ka-band terminal,” says Sherman Su, director, global sales for SAGE SatCom. “Suddenly, deployments on the edge of a beam, as well as mission critical applications anywhere in the zone, can be assured of increased transmission qualities with this powerful unit.

“Within the Ka-band space, this new 12W linear unit is also refined for specific use in specialty applications, including Inmarsat’s Global Xpress,” Su continued. “In fact, all SAGE products can be engineered for emerging applications. SAGE BUCs exhibit high linear power, have solid state reliability, consume very little power, are compactly packaged, and extend our lead as the de facto standard for reasonably priced, high powered amplifiers for the industry’s fastest growing space.”

The new SAGE SatCom products will be on display at two upcoming exhibitions: IBC (Sematron Stand 1.A78) in Amsterdam, and GITEX (BridgeWave Stand A1-32) in Dubai.

About SAGE SatCom

SAGE SatCom is focused on providing industry-leading satellite communication solutions that support high linear power, solid state reliability, low power consumption, and compact packaging at various linear power levels. The SAGE SatCom team has vast experience in design and integration of RF products and is complemented by strong operations execution and world class customer support. SAGE SatCom is part of REMEC Broadband Wireless, a leading ISO 9001:2008 certified global telecommunications solutions provider with an R&D and manufacturing center in North America, and a world-class radio and RF manufacturing partner in Asia. For more information, visit http://www.sagesat.com.

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