Comtech Xicom receives $1.1 million order for satellite power amplifiers

Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., has received an order for $1.1 million for Comtech Telecommunications's 500W, continuous wave high-power amplifiers for high throughput satellite, or HTS, services operating in the Ka-band frequency.

Comtech Xicom's 500-Watt amplifiers feature the combination of CW output power and bandwidth in Ka-band. The self-contained traveling wave tube-based amplifier (TWTA) mounts directly to the outdoor antenna to maximize the available power and minimize signal degradation within the uplink system. These amplifiers are also used for controlling and maintaining the spacecraft's geostationary orbit for HTS systems, the company said.

Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said: "Satellite networks are ideal for providing high-capacity internet connectivity to remote portions for the globe. We continue to see strong demand for Comtech Xicom's leading-edge SATCOM products as the Ka-band HTS market expands globally. We are pleased that customers appreciate the performance and value of Comtech Xicom's Amplifiers to fulfill their ongoing HTS system needs."