Satnews Daily
September 27th, 2017

Uplink Amplifiers and Sub-Systems from Tango Wave Now Incorporated into SpacePath Communications

SpacePath Communications has acquired the satellite amplifier portfolio of Californian-based Tango Wave Inc. (‘Tango Wave’).

According to the company, Tango Wave’s uplink amplifiers and sub-systems are among the most advanced on the market today, with small, lightweight, high efficiency designs offering superlative performance.  With immediate effect, all Tango Wave development and production will be transferred to SpacePath Communications (‘SpacePath’) in the UK.

Among the new products soon to be available from SpacePath will be high power 1,250W Ku-band and 1,500W DBS amplifiers and systems which are ideal replacements for legacy kylstron amplifier technology. Among other new additions will be Ka-band amplifiers with power levels up to 550W. These designs are the smallest and lightest on the market today which is essential to minimize losses when mounting in the antenna hub. With the trend toward the development of amplifiers to support new uplink frequencies, the Tango Wave acquisition will also add high power Q- and V-band products, ready for the next generation of satellites.

Newton Burnet, managing director, SpacePath Communications, said, the company is looking forward to incorporating these new products and capabilities into the their portfolio, allowing SpacePath to provide customers with the widest array of indoor and outdoor amplifier and subsystem designs, covering all frequencies and powers.

Walt Wood, chairman and founder of Tango Wave, who will now become a technical consultant for SpacePath, commented that the high efficiency, small  and lightweight Tango Wave amplifier range perfectly augments SpacePath’s extensive product line-up. Coupled with that firm's wide experience in the satellite arena, the acquisition will doubtless make them a formidable player in the amplifier market.