Satnews Daily
September 7th, 2012

Comtech Xicom Technology... You're In Luck With This BUC (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. has introduced a new compact, lightweight and highly efficient...

...solid-state Ku-band block up converter (BUC) designed for transportable satellite communications uplinks. The Comtech Xicom Technology Model XTS-40KHE-B1 is the perfect solution for commercial and military users ready to take advantage of available Ku-band capacity. It offers 40 Watts of P1 output power and provides 20 Watts of linear power. Breakthroughs in efficiency enable the self-cooled, feed-mountable, amplifier to consume only 210 Watts when operated at linear power. The new XTS-40KHE-B1 is packed full of performance features including temperature compensation, gain control, harmonic filtering, receive-band filtering, and an output isolator. All this comes in a compact outdoor unit (ODU) weighing less than 10 pounds and measuring only 11.2 inches long x 4.4 inches high x 5.4 inches wide.

John Branscum, President of Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., said, "This new Ku-band BUC features industry-leading efficiency and is targeted at users who need compact and efficient SATCOM amplification. The new Ku-band BUC has an identical form factor to the 50W X-band BUC, providing a Ku-band option for existing X-band terminals."