GaN Solid State Power Amplifiers
General Dynamics’ Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based amplifiers are completely modular, offering saturated power from 500 Watts up to 5 kilowatts in Ku-Band. Patented technology uses hot-swappable, plug-in RF modules, power supplies, and electronic assemblies to maximize performance in SATCOM systems. A leading-edge software interface provides customer monitoring of amplifier performance along with virtual diagnostic support and service through the interface.
Our advanced technology leads the market in true hot-swappable architecture and is designed for robust applications where 100% uptime is required. The new GaN power amplifiers can increase profitability through its high linearity enhancements. These amplifiers provide outstanding throughput and flexibility for single and multi-carrier operations.
General Dynamics’ SATCOM Technologies ModuMAX SSPAs are designed to meet the most critical link applications, using GaN-based amplifiers to offer output power up to 1800 watts in Ku-Band. Leveraging patented technology and field-proven architecture, the ModuMAX SSPAs are completely modular and utilize passive combining of eight truly hot-swappable, plug-in RF modules as well as power supplies and other hot-swappable electronic assemblies to maximize performance and minimize downtime.
QuadMod SSPAs using GaN based amplifiers are completely modular RF amplifier systems that offer output power up to 540 watts in Ku-Band. Based on patented technology used in our field-proven ModuMAX amplifiers, QuadMod SSPAs utilize truly hot-swappable RF modules, power supplies, and electronic assemblies to maximize performance and minimize downtime in SATCOM systems. GaN designs have increased efficiency, Mean-Time-Between-Failure, and RF power capability over GaAs FET technology.