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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. awarded $1.0M follow-on contract for Ka-band airborne SSPA/BUC


Comtech Telecommunications Corp., a world leader in secure wireless communications technologies, announced today that during its third quarter of fiscal 2021, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., was awarded a follow-on order valued at more than $1.0 million for its Falcon 50Ka Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) for an In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) application. These amplifiers feature a tri-band Block Upconverter (BUC) and are packaged in ARINC 791 compliant housings.


“IFC applications using our Falcon Ka-band GaN amplifiers enable travelers to simulate an in-home experience to stay informed, entertained and connected as they travel. In-flight bandwidth requirements keep rising as passengers become accustomed to high bandwidth applications and entertainment wherever they go,” said Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “Comtech sees significant opportunity in this growing market and offers a portfolio of GaN-based products at Ku-band and Ka-band for IFC applications to keep people connected.”


Comtech Xicom’s Falcon encompasses Ku and Ka frequency bands and offers high linear power with excellent gain flatness and phase noise performance to support the latest waveform technologies and networks. The Ka-band Falcon implements multi-sub-band switching, gain adjustment, gain equalization, power consumption control, and cooperative system calibration support such as OpenBMIP.

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