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April 4th, 2013

L-3 EDD... Millimeter Wave Module Is Truly Of Nano Size (SATCOM)

[SatNews] L-3 Electron Devices announced the introduction of their...

...50-watt NanoMPM® Ka-Band power amplifier, the world’s smallest commercially available millimeter wave module. At just 6.5 inches x 4 inches x 1 inch, the new NanoMPM is designed for emerging Ka- Band global communications systems used in smaller-scale satellite programs. It can also be reconfigured to operate over a broader frequency range for compact electronic warfare programs.

Leveraging L-3’s unique NanoMPM packaging technology, the new 2.5-pound NanoMPM breaks the previous size, weight and power barriers that restricted small form factor designs. The unit performs in the 29 to 31GHz range, and its consumed prime power from a common 28 VDC bus yields operational efficiency in the 25 percent range, which is significantly higher than other competing technologies, including gallium nitride. The power module is operable in either CW or pulse mode, with an environmental operating temperature range of -40 to +80 degrees C.