[Satnews] The Satcom Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been awarded a competitive contract valued in excess of $600,000 (at list prices) from an African integrator for the company’s new, 1.25 kW, DBS-band SuperLinear® traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) and related system hardware.
CPI’s products will be part of a primary uplink system in a well-established, DTH network in Africa. CPI’s SuperLinear high-power amplifier (HPA) was selected over competing products in part because of its patented LifeExtender™/LifePredictor technology, which can result in an increase of up to 50 percent in tube longevity. In addition, the customer chose CPI because CPI manufactures both the TWT and the amplifier and because CPI’s SuperLinear® TWTA high-power efficiency results in significant power cost savings for the end user.
CPI is the one of the largest manufacturers of high-power communications amplifiers. CPI’s broad line of HPAs includes solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs), TWTAs and klystron power amplifiers (KPAs). CPI’s amplifiers are used around the world in fixed and mobile gateways for both military and commercial applications. CPI offers amplifiers in frequencies from S-band to V-band and supports its fielded products through more than 20 service centers around the world.