Aethercomm Model Number SSPA 16.75-20.25-40 is a Gallium Nitride (GaN) Ka Band solid state high power amplifier that operates from 16.75-20.25 GHz. It is packaged in an enclosure that is optimized for high shock and vibration requirements. Nominal output power is 40 watts typical. Typical power gain is 46 dB minimum. Input and output VSWR is 2.0:1 maximum.
This SSPA can be blanked on and off in less than 10.0 uSec. OIP3 is 51 dBm minimum. This SSPA operates from a +28 Vdc power supply. Standard features include reverse polarity protection and output short and open circuit protection. This power amplifier module operates from -40°C to +70°C base plate temperature. There is also an over-temperature shut down feature to protect the amplifier.
This high power SSPA can be employed in any system that requires high power at Ku band. The housing volume is approximately 4.0″” (W) x 5.0″” (l) x 2.0″” (H). DC and logic connections are accessible via feed through pins. The RF input connector is an SMA female. The RF output connector is WR-51 waveguide. Maximum weight is 2.5 lbs. Typical transmit test data appears below at room temperature. For mounting and heat sink instructions, further test data or operation and logic and pin out requirements regarding this Ka Band amplifier, please contact the factory.
- GaN Technology
- Operation from 16.75 GHz to 20.25 GHz minimum
- 40+ Watts CW Output Power typical
- 28 Vdc Operation
- 10 uSec. maximum Switching Speed
- OIP3 of 51 dBm minimum