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10 August 2015

Advantech's GaN-based SSPAs power 4K Ultra HDTV transmission of South America's soccer tournament

Advantech Wireless Inc of Montreal, Canada (which manufactures satellite, RF equipment and microwave systems), says that its gallium nitride (GaN)-based SapphireBlu Series solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) recently powered 4K Ultra HDTV transmission at the Copa América international soccer tournament between South American national teams that took place in June/July in Chile.

Advantech claims that its SSPAs were selected for their higher performance and reliability combined with the smallest form factor and lowest power consumption on the market. "With the new requirements of HDTV and Ultra HDTV, broadcasters need more power per feed," says VP business development Cristi Damian. "The second-generation GaN-based SSPAs deliver the best solution for DSNG [digital satellite news gathering] applications in terms of performance, quality and overall cost of ownership," he claims. "Fleets of DSNG vehicles from our customers have been upgraded for full HDTV transmission capability in order to transmit uninterrupted feeds of these sports tournaments to all countries around the world."

Advantech says that its second generation of GaN-based SapphireBlu SSPA/SSPB offers very high linearity in a compact single package. The systems are designed for Ultra HD transmission broadcasting and are DVB-S2X ready. The increased linearity comes at the same time with no additional increase in size, weight and energy consumption, the firm adds.

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Visit: www.advantechwireless.com

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