Cobham has developed a new affordable, reliable, and scalable family of Gallium-Nitride (GaN) Solid State Transmitter solutions.
Pronounced as "solstice," SOLSTx is optimized for ground,
maritime and airborne applications including air traffic control,
weather, telemetry, fire control, and long range surveillance
"The GaN-based Solid State technology on which SOLSTx is built
offers a number of advantages over traditional systems such as
increased Mean Time Between Critical Failure (MTBCF), reduced
operation and sustainment costs, and notably, significantly lower
out of band emission which reduces interference with adjacent
radars and communication signals," said Jeff Hassannia, Senior Vice
President of Business Development and Technology for Cobham
Advanced Electronic Solutions. "Our SOLSTx family of
solutions is available in a variety of frequency ranges, power
levels, packaging and end market applications - all of which are
leveraging commercial advances in GaN coupled with innovative power
Cobham's modular design approach also allows for a
much-preferred graceful degradation over the life of the hardware
versus instantaneous shutdown as experienced with Vacuum
Electronics Devices (VED); such as Magnetrons, Klystrons, Traveling
Wave Tubes (TWT), and Crossed-Field Amplifiers (CFA) used in
current transmitter designs.
With proven system power of 175kW in S-Band, increased
efficiency is offered through reduced size, weight and power.
Cobham has a 175kW S-Band SOLSTx available for viewing and
demonstration at its Integrated Electronic Solutions facility in
Exeter, New Hampshire.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cobham.com/solstx
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