High-Power Outdoor C-, X- and Ku-Band Power Amplifiers

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High-Power Outdoor C-, X- and Ku-Band Power Amplifiers

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  • C-band – 5.850 to 6.425 GHz
  • X-band – 7.9 to 8.4 GHz
  • Ku-band – 14.0 to 14.5 GHz

SKU: CMT153 Tags: ,
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Comtech EF Data’s (CEFD) series of High-Power Outdoor (HPOD) C-, X-, and Ku-Band Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) provide a cost-effective option to TWT amplifiers in satellite communications terminals. The HPOD delivers its rated power, guaranteed at the 1 dB compression point to the transmit waveguide flange.


  • The HPOD SSPAs come equipped with useful features that other manufacturers offer as options. Included in each unit’s base price are temperature compensation, sample ports, power monitor, field-replaceable power factor corrected supply, and full remote monitor and control capabilities

C- , X-, and Ku Band 70 dB min., 75 dB typical
Adjust 20 dB in 0, 25 dB steps
Full Band ± 1.0 dB
Per 40 MHz ± 0.25 dB
-40 to +55°C ± 1.0 dB
AM To PM Conversion
2° typical, 3.5° maximum at rated output
Group Delay (Per 40 MHz)
Linear ± 0.01 ns/MHz
Parabolic ± 0.003 ns/MHz2
Ripple ± 1.0 ns peak to peak
Second Harmonic
(C- and X-Band)
-60 dB dBc max. @ 1 dB below rated output
Non-Harmonic Related -65 dB dBc max.
Note: P1db over all temp/frequencies, Psat typ., Derate power by 1dB over 6.425 to 6.725 and 13.75 to 14.0 GHz and .2 dB for 500 W unit, @ + 55C, standard band edge
Impedance 50.Ω
Noise Figure 8 dB typical, 10 dB maximum @ maximum gain (15 dB for HPOD Ku-Band)
VSWR 1.25:1 maximum
Connector Type N
Sample Ports
Output Sample Type N, 50 Ω, -40 dBc nominal
Input Sample Type N, 50 Ω, -20 dBc nominal
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