Airborne SSPAs

Airborne GaN Falcon SSPAs and BUCs

Designed for airborne satcom systems needing high power density with high efficiency, Falcons are high-performance, in-cabin and cabin-exterior SSPAs/BUCs certified to DO-160 and MIL-STD-810 requirements. These Falcon SSPAs with internal L-band BUCs, provide extensive data logging, very high reliability, attenuation control and full calibration capability. Available in both Ku-band and Ka-band, Falcon SSPAs provide high performance and high linear power density for the demanding airborne satcom applications. These SSPAs are:

High reliability in-cabin and cabin exterior airborne solutions
1.8 lb. hermetic out-of-cabin 20W Ku-band SSPA


20W to 50W linear power


1.8 lb to 20 lb


ARINC and custom packages


Certified to DO-160 Category A1 to F2


Options for multiple Ka-bands and switched BUCs, extensive attenuation control and calibration capability


The new Falcon product line includes Falcon 100Ku (50W linear Ku-band), Falcon 40Ka (20W linear Ka-band), and 50Ka (25W linear Ka-band), each in an ARINC package weighing under 20 lbs. Xicom designs Falcon SSPAs to support DO-160 compliant requirements from category A1 to F2. The high efficiency technology and advanced packaging techniques used enable industry-leading products that meet the tough environments of airborne applications. These powerful Falcon SSPAs are offered with a range of single and multi-band BUC options in the 27.5 to 31.0 GHz Ka-band. They also incorporate extensive attenuation control, data logging and web GUI availability, and run on 50 MHz frequency reference.

"If you need a powerful, reliable SSPA or BUC to make your airborne satcom terminal fly -- you need a Falcon!"

Airborne SSPAs
ModelBandFrequency (GHz)Power (W)Linear Power (W)Size (inches)wxlxhWeight (lbs)Amp Data Sheet
Falcon 100KuKu-band13.75-14.5100509 x 14 x 2.9514.5See Falcon 100Ku
Falcon 40KaKa-band27.5-28.540209 x 18 x 3.2515See Falcon 40Ka
Falcon 40KaKa-band28.5-29.540209 x 18 x 3.2515See Falcon 40Ka
Falcon 40KaKa-band29-3040209 x 18 x 3.2515See Falcon 40Ka
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