Satnews Daily
February 23rd, 2018

Advantech Wireless Feels the Pulse with New Generation GaN Based 1kW X-Band Pulse Amplifiers for Radar Systems

Advantech Wireless has been busy developing a second generation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based 1kW X-band pulse amplifiers that are designed for Radar systems. These new 1kW X-band solid state pulse amplifiers are fully integrated and operate over the band's reliability and include features such as duty cycle monitor and pulse width monitor to ensure trouble free operation. The 1kW APRA X-Band Solid State Pulse Amplifier it is designed to replace aging traveling wave tubes and Klystrons with advanced solid state technology.

These new pulse amplifiers are designed to be used in advanced Radar systems, as direct replacement of older generation Klystrons or TWTs. The most vital features are its small form factor, and increased range. 

Advantech Wireless' Second Generation GaN technology reduces power consumption and operating costs, and because of the system’s linearity, the amplifier also produces a cleaner pulse, resulting in better range and resolution of the radar system. The design of the 1kW X-Band Indoor SSPA is based on Advantech Wireless’ Solid State Power Amplifiers and over 25 years of experience of developing systems.

Cristi Damian, Advantech Wireless Vice President, Business Development stated that the advantage of solid state design over tubes and klystron technology is that this technology is much better suited for mobile radar applications.  Additionally, these new GaN based Solid State Pulse Amplifiers for Radars exhibit very high spectral purity, linearity, and low phase noise. The Radar pulse processing allows for very high pulse fidelity and sharpness, which translates in longer ranges, and higher detection capabilities. 

Advantech Wireless will be at Convergence India 2018, and Satellite 2018, Booth No.1500. March 12-15, 2018 at Washington Convention Center, DC.