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May 6th, 2019

Norsat International's Newest Additions to the ATOM Family of BUCs

Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat” or “the Company”) has added GaN block upconverters to the company's ATOM Series of BUCs.

Norsat’s ATOM series of Ku- and Ka-band GaN and GaAs BUCs are small, light, and extremely efficient. With industry leading size, weight, power and MIL-STD specs, these BUCs can be integrated into a variety of systems with the most stringent specifications and extreme form factors.

Norsat’s ATOM GaN block upconverters feature:

• Outstanding thermal management
• Excellent SWaP balance
• Compact, light, efficient design
• High customization ability
• Weather-proof, rugged construction
• Shock and vibration proof construction
• 3-Year warranty for standard BUCs

ATOM GaN BUCs are ideal for applications such as Airborne, RADAR, TWTA replacement, SOTM, COTP, Portable VSAT, CDL and more. The small size and low weight simplifies integration, saves space on platform and in transit cases and leads to lower vehicle payload weight. In addition, the Norsat ATOM Series products are easily configured with Norsat’s exclusive ATOMControl software, an intuitive user interface that provides the ability to monitor and control ATOM Series BUCs and SSPAs. Norsat’s 80W Ku-band GaN ATOM BUC is 62 percent lighter and 70 percent smaller than competing products in the industry.

Norsat is showcasing these products at the Washington DC trade show this week on stand #1235. These products are available now for order with first shipments scheduled for end of Q2 2019.

Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO of Norsat, said the company is pleased to introduce GaN models to Norsat’s popular line of ATOM BUCs. The firm continues to build upon the strengths of this product offering through adoption of next generation technology. Norsat's ATOM product line sales continue to gain market traction and our customers are extremely pleased with our customization capabilities to meet their highly stringent demands.