Rohde & Schwarz offers solid-state satellite amplifiers

R&S PKU100 Ku-band satellite uplink amplifier.

Rohde & Schwarz will bring for the first time to the Middle East the R&S PKU100 Ku-band satellite uplink amplifier, which combines the strength of solid-state amplifiers and the compactness and low weight of tube amplifiers.

Four models will be available, each in an indoor and an outdoor version. The R&S PKU100 is available for the 12.75 GHz to 13.25 GHz and 13.75 GHz to 14.5 GHz bands with RF peak powers of 400 W and 750 W.

The solid-state power amplifier is as light, compact and energy-efficient as conventional tube amplifiers and superior to comparable solid-state products. The new outdoor models are robust and weatherproof and comply with IP65 ingress protection specifications, plus they offer numerous features required for outdoor applications.

The R&S PKU100 can be mounted very close to the transmit antenna, saving RF power and minimising capital and operating expenses. Same as with the indoor model, the fans can be hot swapped in the event of a failure. If fitted with an optional redundant power supply, the R&S PKU100 will continue operating should one of the power supplies fail.

The R&S PKU100 uses solid-state output stages throughout and offers a genuine alternative to conventional tube technology.

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