Introducing the Ka-multiband Diamond Series

More Power in a Smaller Package

Introducing the Ka-multiband Diamond Series
By Rowan Gilmore

EM Solutions now offers unprecedented bandwidth across the Ka-band frequency range in the smallest and lightest packages commercially available.

Welcome to the new Ka-Multiband Diamond Series!

Recognising room for improvement in previous generation L- to Ka- band BUCs our team set to find a better solution. Previously, almost all satcom BUCs used direct up-conversion architecture with narrowband RF filters, and could convert only to a single and pre-selected frequency span within the broader Ka-band spectrum.

Our new nanoBUC HUB converts any modem signal to anywhere within the 28-31 GHz frequency spectrum, and its linearizer can be programmed to compensate for the distortion introduced by many types of power amplifiers that follow in the transmitter chain.

Our Ka-band Gallium Nitride (GaN) nano-BUC power amplifier products are smaller, lighter and more power efficient in their respective output power classes and depending on the requirements, can cover the complete Ka-band frequency range in a single unit.

GaN based MMICs intrinsically offer more linear power across a wider operating bandwidth with a greater efficiency, compared with previous GaAs technology. We are capitalising on these benefits by coupling its new range of GaN based SSPAs – available with linear output powers of 16, 25, and 50W - with its new upconverter and linearizer, the nanoBUC HUB. This new generation of BUC/ SSPAs offers more power, better linearity, wider frequency span, enhanced user interface and the smallest form factors available on the market.

Available as single package integrated BUCs or stand-alone power amplifier units with separate nanoBUC HUB, this new range of Ka-band Multiband GaN products can achieve output powers of up to 100W at any frequency in the Ka spectrum. All in the smallest form factor and with the highest efficiency on the market!

Products available:
•    305 Series BUC (5W)
•    360 Series BUC (15W and 25W)
•    322 Series BUC (50W and 100W)
•    357 Series SSPA (16W and 25W)
•    355 Series Hub

What you’ll get from the Diamond Series:
•    1dB extra in linear power
•    Only product that offers up to 3GHz of bandwidth in a single unit
•    Up to 50% less DC power consumption
•    Up to 50% lower weight
•    Up to 50% less dimensional volume
•    First to Market with GaN technology at Ka Band for these power levels

Talk to our team today about how the new Diamond Series can support your projects.

About the Author

Rowan Gilmore

Rowan Gilmore

Rowan Gilmore joined EM Solutions as a Director in 2007 and became Managing Director and CEO in October 2011. His role is to lead EM Solutions to achieve its vision to inspire customers globally, as a technology developer of the most innovative microwave and on-the-move radio and satellite products that help to deliver real-time telecommunications anywhere in the world.

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