[SatNews] The Satcom Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been awarded a contract in excess of $1 million from a North American integrator for CPI’s TouchPower™ brand of 750 W DBS-band traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs).
CPI’s amplifiers will be used to support a major direct-to-home television service provider. This customer chose CPI’s TouchPower amplifier, which includes the company’s new LifeExtender™ technology, for its better power efficiency versus other technologies, and the look, feel and convenience of the amplifier’s touchscreen interface.
CPI’s LifeExtender technology can increase the life of a traveling wave tube (TWT) by up to 50 percent. CPI is a major manufacturer of a wide range of high power communications amplifiers. As a provider of both solid state and TWTA/klystron power amplifier (KPA) products, CPI is the only manufacturer able to offer an unbiased, optimum solution when choosing between TWTA, KPA and solid state amplifier solutions. These amplifiers, which operate in frequencies from StoV-band, are used around the world in fixed and mobile gateways for both military and commercial applications. CPI has more than 20 service centers around the world to support their satellite communications products.