Comtech Xicom Awarded $1.3 Million Contract for GaN-based Solid-State Power Amplifiers

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. reported that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received an order for more than $1.3 million for GaN-based Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). The SSPAs will be utilized in an airborne In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system.

“This order is for the increasingly active IFC market, and further extends an ongoing production run,” said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “Customers have embraced the high reliability and efficiency of our GaN technology and value the added benefit of small size and weight, especially for airborne systems.”

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a maker of high-power amplifiers, also manufactures a variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink uses. The product range supports power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage of sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 51 GHz spectrum. The company also makes amplifiers for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile communication applications.