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April 23rd, 2017

Communications & Power Industries Does the Wave ... Celebrates the Shipment of Its 3,500th Ka-Band HPA

Shown here is model 500/550 W (Peak) Ka-band Liquid Cooled TWTA. Photo courtesy of CPI.

This company has reason to smile as they recently shipped their 3,500th Ka-band high-power amplifier (HPA) used for satellite communications applications. 

The company is Satcom & Medical Products (SMP) Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI), noting that CPI is the only leading supplier of satellite communications amplifiers that offers a full line of vacuum-based and solid-state-based products, comprising both traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) and solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs)/block up converters (BUCs).  CPI's Ka-band product line will be available to see at the NAB exhibition at booth SU5402 in Las Vegas, Nevada this next week. 

According to Gerard Charpentier, CPI SMP Division’s vice president of business development for Satcom Products, CPI offers the broadest selection of Ka-band uplink amplifiers in the satellite communications industry, including their Ka-band TWTA line, that provides up to 700 W of output power, as well as the 160 W Ka-band GaN SSPA. He added that having proven their expertise and reliability in providing Ka-band products, they are looking forward to providing the satellite industry with the next generation of amplifiers at 40 GHz and above. He concluded his thoughts by sharing that CPI is at the forefront of high frequency RF technology, offering devices operating at up to 270 GHz.