Filtronic strengthens its position within the E-band low Earth orbit market with second-generation Cerus 32 power module

20 December 2023

Filtronic, the global leader in E-band solutions for terrestrial and non-terrestrial applications has just announced a new contract win with a leading global provider of low Earth orbit (“LEO”) satellite communications equipment. This contract is for the volume supply of its newly developed second-generation Cerus 32 Solid State Power Amplifier module.

The contract is worth $6.0m (£4.8m) and is for the delivery of the second generation of the Cerus32 solid-state power amplifier module. These SSPA modules will be installed in selected ground station locations as part of the customer’s earth station antenna deployment, which provides complete E-band connectivity to the growing number of E-band enabled LEO satellites.

The Cerus 32 continues to be the most powerful E-band SSPA commercially available on the market, with up to +43dBm of transmit power. Each Cerus 32 module benefits from Filtronic’s in-house MMIC chip design and unique power-combining techniques, delivering maximum linear power. The high-power SSPA can be applied in a range of applications and is specifically suitable for commercial, military and satcom applications.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with a leading global provider of LEO satellites and pleased with the opportunity to provide them with production volumes of the Cerus32 SSPA module for the deployment of their E-band ground station antenna network, commented Richard Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer.

The Cerus 32 is now available to order. For more information about Filtronic and its innovative product portfolio, visit the Filtronic website.

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