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August 14th, 2016

Advantech Wireless Passes The BUC... Increases In Sales Of GaN Technology SSPA And BUCs 

Validation of a job well done is often reflected in the bottom line with the number of particular items sold. Advantech Wireless' last fiscal quarter proved positive with the sale of several hundred units of its GaN technology based SSPAs and BUCs for maritime applications.

These units are specifically designed for maritime applications, where bandwidth demand has grown well beyond initial expectations, and where the high temperature in a radome challenges the reliability of high power amplifiers and frequency converters. 

Advantech Wireless’ delivery of its GaN based C-Band, Ku-Band, and X-Band units for yachts, luxury cruise ships and military vessels, has increased proportionally in the last few months due to the improvements in the new generation. Those improvements include an increase in RF Linear Power performance, while reducing the energy consumption, weight and overall size.

During an interview Cristi Damian, VP Business Development at Advantech Wireless stated, “The unit size in maritime applications is extremely important for perfect balancing on stabilized antenna systems. To survive within the stifling environment of a radome, the heat generation has to be minimized. Therefore, the improved reliability and smaller size of our New Generation of GaN based SSPAs allow perfect integration into maritime stabilized antennas. Our GaN based SSPAs are gaining overwhelming market acceptance, they have been deployed and installed on thousands of vessels with outstanding performance. Our field MTBF has now reached over 200,000 hours of operation in very challenging environments. We are proud to offer our customers innovative solutions with impressive cost savings and solid quality.”