Satnews Daily
February 11th, 2011

Teledyne Paradise Datacom... The BUC Stops Here (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Teledyne Paradise Datacom has released their, new 80 watt X-band Block Up-Converter (BUC).

The Model VBUCX80A is housed in a lightweight enclosure that weighs 11 pounds and delivers 56 watts of WGS Linear Power, making it the most powerful X-band BUC in its weight class. This full-featured BUC includes Ethernet, FSK and Serial M&C, Output Power Detection and Output Isolation. The internal converter will automatically detect and synch to 5, 10, 20, 25 and 50 MHz reference signals. Based on the latest Gallium Nitride transistor technology, Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s line of vBUC amplifiers includes 80 watt C- and 40 watt Ku-Band models in the same package, with a 10 watt Ka-band version soon to follow. GaN devices operate at higher power levels and at higher temperatures and are more efficient than their Gallium Arsenide counterparts.

Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC, a Teledyne Telecommunications company, is a single source for high power solid state amplifiers (SSPAs), Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), Block Up Converters (BUCs), and modem products. Operating out of two primary locations, Witham, United Kingdom, and State College, Pennsylvania, USA, Teledyne Paradise Datacom offers customers a 20 year history of providing innovative solutions to enable satellite uplinks, battlefield communications, and cellular backhaul.