Advantech Wireless Inc of Montreal, Canada (which manufactures satellite, RF equipment and microwave broadband communications systems) is presenting details of its second-generation gallium nitride (GaN)-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs)/block up-converters (BUCs) and WaveSwitch ‘on-the-fly’ SatCom waveform switching technology at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South Africa and at Global MilSatCom 2017 in London, UK (both 7-9 November).
In booth C132 at AfricaCom, Advantech Wireless is discussing the latest developments of using GaN technology for solid-state power amplifiers. The technology enables a wide variety of commercial and military applications, from ultra HD TV transmission, SatCom-on-the-move, internet access for aircraft passengers, and SatCom manpack terminals. The new generation of GaN-based SSPAs provide higher performance and reliability combined with what are claimed to be the smallest form factor and lowest power consumption on the market.
To address the high complexity of new-generation multi-service IP broadband satellite deployments, Advantech Wireless has introduced WaveSwitch, its multi-service modeling architecture that dynamically optimizes waveform assignment to achieve the highest application performance, with minimum satellite bandwidth resources and the highest network utilization.
At Global MilSatCom, Advantech Wireless is presenting details of its new line of GaN-based SSPAs for advanced defence communications, along with its military-grade VSAT hubs with unique WaveSwitch technology for its ASAT II multi-service VSAT system.
“As the satellite market is evolving, so does the Satcom technology,” says Cristi Damian, VP global sales & business development, RF and Microwave Products at Advantech Wireless. “Applications that could not be addressed in the past, are now possible, with the right combination of network planning and hardware selection. Cost can be drastically reduced, by adopting advanced technology.”