Aethercomm Model Number SSPA 20.0-24.0-20 is a high power, Ka band Gallium Nitride (GaN) solid state power amplifier that operates from 20-24 GHz. It is packaged in an enclosure that is optimized for high shock and vibration requirements. Nominal output power is 20 watts typical. Typical power gain is 40 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 50 dBm typical. 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 +60°C base plate temperature. There is also an over-temperature shut down feature to protect the Ka band amplifier.
This high power SSPA can be employed in any system that requires high power at Ka 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-42 waveguide. Typical transmit test data appears below at room temperature. The maximum weight is 2.5 lbs. For mounting and heat sink instructions, further test data or operation and logic and pin out requirements, please contact the factory.
- GaN Technology
- Operation from 20 GHz to 24 GHz minimum
- 20+ Watts CW Output Power typical
- 28 Vdc Operation
- 10 uSec maximum Switching Speed
- OIP3 of 50 dBm minimum