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Norsat Mentioned in “Key Considerations in Choosing BUCs and SSPAs” article in Satellite Executive Briefing
Are you purchasing a BUC or SSPA in the near future? Do your research and read the latest article in Satellite Executive Briefs, written by Editor-in-Chief, Virgil Labrador, “Key Considerations in Choosing BUCs and SSPAs“, before you buy a BUC or SSPA. Learn what types of questions to ask your BUC/SSPA manufacturer and what types of designs to look for. In some cases, off-the-shelf products may work for your application, but in others, customizations may be required. Norsat International offers standard products, as well as custom options on most BUC or SSPA products. Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, was interviewed for this article and provided much insight to the world of BUC and SSPA manufacturing.
Norsat’s article, “BUC and SSPA SWaP Considerations for Communications on the Move”, was featured in the June 2017 issue of Microwave Product Digest. Written by Norsat’s Product Manager, Daniel Lopez, this article explores design considerations in both mechanical and RF architecture in Block Upconverters (BUCs) and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). The article discusses questions such as:
- Why is Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) so crticial in Communications on the Move (COTM) systems?
- How does a successful design minimize the form factor, reduce weight, and achieve high power output?
- What design elements impact what is considered a good versus poor SWaP balance in BUCs and SSPAs?
- In actual COTM applications, how do these principles work out in real life?