Satellite News Gathering (SNG) operators are seeking uplink amplifiers with lower power consumption, smaller size, less weight and more linear power, according to Travis Stewart, the Vice President of Engineering at TangoWave, who are presenting their wares at the IBC2016 event in Amsterdam.
At the show, the company has introduced their new Ultra-Compact, 400W Peak, Ku-band TWT-design outdoor power amplifier, with optional internal L-band BUC. Tango Wave's new Model PA17-Ku400P is a Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) power amplifier that will deliver 180 watts of linear power over the 12.75 to 14.5 GHz band and offers small size and weight with less power consumption than existing amplifier products. The optional L-band Block Up-Converter (BUC) is an internal design that does not add to the size of the amplifier.
The carbon footprint of a PA17-Ku400P is driven by the high-efficiency power conversion of the traveling wave tube, an unmatched technology for power conversion. The compact amplifier measures just 17.0 inches (43.2 cm) (L) x 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) (W) x 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) (H), and weighs 32 pounds (14.5 kg). Additional specifications include: Linear power is 180W, Transmit Noise Power is -70 dBW/4 KHz, and Filter Receive Band is 0.65-12.75 GHz. In addition, the amplifier is equipped with internal redundancy control, eliminating the need for external controller. Internal monitor and control system provides Ethernet connectivity with plug and play web page interface for out of the box use.
TangoWave is present in Hall 5 at Stand 5.C77 at RAI Amsterdam.