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Comtech Xicom Technology announces breakthrough 250-Watt V-band SATCOM HTS gateway uplink power amplifier

(1 March 2018 - Comtech Xicom Technology) Comtech Xicom Technology announced today a new 250-Watt V-Band amplifier for satellite communications (SATCOM) High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) gateway service. It is antenna mounted at the feed to minimize path loss. Power combining and redundancy architectures are also available.

Industry analysts at NSR believe V-band ecosystem could generate over $25 billion in cumulative revenue by 2030, and Xicom Technology's new TWTA amplifier model XTD-250QV2 is designed to meet this emergent market demand.

"Comtech Xicom and our many partners are developing the technology that will enable future terabit per second satellite networks. We have developed a Q/V-Band amplifier with more than 4 GHz of bandwidth to enable high-throughput gateways in proximity to Ka-band remote users," commented Mark Schmeichel, Senior Vice President, and General Manager for Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. "We are driving the market to embrace this new band that capitalizes on available spectrum to deliver high quality and economical customer experiences."

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers, manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 52 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.