News | March 12, 2014

Advantech Wireless SapphireBlu Series Of GaN Based HPAs Selected As Teleport Technology Of The Year 2014


Advantech Wireless’ SapphireBlu Series of Ultralinear GaN based HPAs was selected as the Teleport Technology of the Year 2014 by the World Teleport Association (WTA).

Since 1995, WTA has presented annual awards to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology. David Gelerman, President & CEO and Cristi Damian VP Business Development at Advantech Wireless, accepted the award at the 19th annual Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon celebrated during the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

“We are extremely proud for our SapphireBlu Series of GaN based HPAs to be recognized as Teleport Technology of the Year by the World Teleport Association,” mentioned David Gelerman, CEO of Advantech Wireless. “This achievement became possible due to the remarkably high level of power and linearity performance that allows our customers to significantly reduce the cost of capital expenses and more importantly, at fraction of cost, compared to indoor Klystrons or super-linearized TWTs. For the first time in the history of satellite communications we are able to saturate all transponders of the satellite with a single 13m antenna and a single amplifier system per polarization.”

The SapphireBlu Series of UltraLinear GaN based amplifiers from Advantech Wireless offers the highest linear power available in the market.  This new architecture is designed for Multi-Carrier operations, with power expandable to 3kW by phase combining and soft fail philosophy and is ideal for DTH Broadcasting, High Data Rate Telecom Services and Deep Space Communication. With this pioneering technology it is possible to saturate all transponders of the satellite with a single 13m antenna and a single amplifier per polarization.

SOURCE: Advantech Wireless