24 Dec

Paradise Datacom Compact Outdoor GaN SSPAs

The Paradise Datacom Compact Outdoor Solid State
Power Amplifier (SSPA)
is built for extreme environmental conditions and high reliability operation. Along with the robust construction exists the highest power density in the industry.

This allows solid state technology to be used in applications
that have long been reserved for TWTAs.

Starting at 44 lbs. (20 kg), and only slightly larger than a shoe
box, these SSPAs are available in output power levels of:

  • C-Band: 300W, 400W
  • X-Band: 300W, 400W
  • Ku-Band: 150W, 200W, 250W


  • Antenna Mounting Kit
  • Remote Control Panel
  • L-Band Input
  • FSK monitor & control
    via IFL
  • Phase Combined Systems
  • Low line voltage operation
  • Fiber Optic Input
  • Optional side-mount AC
    input for SNG installations
  • Receive Band Reject Filter
    (S-Band only)

1:1 system w/ mounting frame

L-Band Operation

Teledyne Paradise Datacom offers C-, X-, and Ku-Band amplifiers with an integrated L-Band Block Up Converter. The L-Band units utilize Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s proprietary zBUCTM technology. The addition of a zBUC converter to a Compact Outdoor SSPA typically increases the gain by 2-4 dB. The advantages of zBUC technology include:

  • zBUC converters can detect and switch to an extenally supplied reference.
  • Optional internal high stability (10MHz) reference.
  • zBUC converters can lock to an externally supplied reference of 5, 10, 20, 25, or 50 MHz without modification.
  • zBUC converters can accept a wide range of external reference power (-10 to +5 dBm)
  • zBUC converters can accept FSK monitor and control signal via the IFL for complete amplifer remote control.

29 Oct

Terrasat IBUC G – GaN Intelligent Block Upconverter

The revolutionary Terrasat IBUC G GaN Block Upconverter has advanced features to take your network to new heights.

IBUC G Benefits

  • Low terminal cost
  • Simple design and installation
  • Superior RF performance
  • Simplified 1+1 configuration

New interfaces connect you to the IBUC’s extensive M&C facilities for network management or local access. This powerful new M&C enables:

  • Trouble-free commissioning with easy, point-and-click installation/configuration
  • Continuous verification of performance with time-stamped alarm history
  • Simplified monitoring of terminal status

The IBUC comes with a complete set of diagnostic tools including:

  • 10 MHz input detector
  • Input voltage and current monitoring
  • Transmit L-band input level detector
  • Transmit RF output level detector
  • User configurable thresholds and alarms

Unique to the IBUC are internal AGC and ALC functions that satisfy demanding
applications with stringent specifications.

IBUC G Advantages

  • Integrated BUC/SSPA for higher performance and reliability.
  • Integral AC power supply.
  • Internal 10MHz reference option automatically switches to internal reference when external reference is not available.
  • Low phase noise exceeds IESS308/309 requirements by a minimum of 5 dB.
  • NMS-friendly interfaces enable remote management of your earth station RF.
  • Embedded Web pages provide management for small networks using any Web browser.
  • AGC or ALC circuits hold gain or output level constant.
  • 30 dB User-adjustable gain in 0.1 dB steps preserves modem dynamic range.
  • Output sample port included.

Advanced user interfaces:

  • TCP/IP HTTP with embed-ded Web pages via RJ45 user interface connector
  • SNMP
  • TELNET through TCP/IP
  • FSK through TX IFL cable
  • RS232/485 serial port
  • Hand-held terminal

…for more Terrasat Products

28 Aug

CPI/CODAN Ku-Band GaN 40W Mini-BUC

The CPI/Codan Ku-Band GaN 40W Mini-BUC brings Gallium Nitride (GaN) HEMT technology to Codan’s Mini-BUC line.

CPI/Codan’s extensive experience in the design and manufacture of Satellite Communication RF subsystems has resulted in high quality performance and a strong reliability record. Thousands of systems have been deployed by hundreds of satisfied customers in every corner of the globe.

Purpose designed and built for VSAT stabilised platforms and satcom-on-the-move customers, the latest Mini-BUC product offers outstanding performance few can match.

New Technology

CPI/Codan is pleased to bring state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) HEMT technology to our Mini-BUC platform. This new technology has enabled us to produce a BUC which puts out significantly higher power, is smaller and lighter, and is more efficient than older technology products.

The highlights of the new product include:
Better power efficiency

  • ƒƒ 250 W typical AC power (16% efficiency)
  • Better power to size/weight ratio

    • ƒƒ Packaged in a 4 kg LAN Mini-BUC

    Trusted CPI/Codan Features and Performance

    Though we have embraced new technology to advance our BUC designs, CPI/Codan continues to offer the same trusted performance and features typically demanded by our customers. Our products are fully capable of deployment in extremely harsh environments featuring wide temperature variations and tough climatic conditions.

    A range of accessories is available that includes 10 MHz reference sources and a full range of redundancy switching solutions for high value sites carrying critical data traffic and requiring 100% on-air availability.

    3 year warranty

    CPI/Codan RF Products continue to be supplied with a market-leading 3 year warranty and dedicated support organization.


    • Robust thermal design
      specifically for:

      • ƒƒ Maximum heat dissipation
      • High temperature tolerance
    • ƒƒ Small & lightweight
      • ƒƒ Direct feed mount
      • For ease of handling and one
        person installation
    • ƒƒ Comprehensive Monitor & Control functionality
      • ƒƒ Accessible anytime, anywhere via Internet or your mobile phone
      • Integrate with SNMP to your NMS
      • Enables effective operational management and minimises network outage
    • ƒƒ Operating status visual display monitor for easy field analysis
    • ƒƒ Guaranteed specifications and superior phase noise and gain characteristics
      • ƒƒ Excellent TDMA and multi-carrier performance
      • ƒƒ Specifications you can trust
    • ƒƒ Internal self-resetting protection:
      • ƒƒ Against high temperatures
      • Open/short/overdrive
        RF output conditions
      • INT/EXT Reference
        10 MHz conditions
      • Supply fluctuations, brownouts and blackouts

    …for more 30-80W Ku-Band Block Upconverters