Controllers

Controllers for TWTAs, SSPAs & KPAs

Comtech Xicom amplifiers are complemented by a full suite of control system solutions.  Controllers are available in 1RU configurations for basic systems in tight places and in 3RU touchscreen user interface for complex amplifier and switching configurations. Custom solutions can be implemented in the controller software.

Touchscreen Controllers

Xicom’s new generation of XTCT rack-mount controllers provide an easy to use, intuitive touch screen interface for monitoring and controlling outdoor amplifiers (ODUs). The new touch screen front panel displays the HPA’s operational status, including power output and temperature, graphical displays of parameter trend analysis, and event logs. Local and remote diagnostics can also be easily performed via an Ethernet interface.

This new display eliminates the need for a separate external controller to control multiple HPAs for common architectures (TWTAs or SSPAs). All operational data is saved within the amplifier’s non-volatile memory, providing a complete history of the HPA in the event that the unit needs service or repair.

The XTCT controller is housed in a 3RU, 19-inch rack unit and can be configured for controlling a single amplifier or multiple amplifiers in a 1:N redundancy system. The use of Ethernet technology means that additional HPAs and switches can be controlled to meet individual customer’s requirements.

Local and remote diagnostics can also be easily performed via an Ethernet interface. This new display eliminates the need for separate external controllers for common architectures because it can show and control waveguide switches and a combiner, providing both cost and space savings.

Product Features and Options

  • Compact, self-contained design
  • Intuitive set-up, control and monitoring
  • System configuration and control
  • HPA performance data and event Logging
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Single/Multiple Amplifier Remote Operation
  • 1:N Redundancy
  • Load Switching
  • Phased/Frequency Combined Systems
  • Uplink Power Control

XTC-114E for EF Data and Xicom Amplifiers/BUC

The XTD-114E can control up to 2 switches, so it is ideal for most 1:1 and 1+1 system configurations. It is targeted at low power BUCs which do not have space for an RS-485 interface and may lack built-in redundancy control. It is ideal for small size and low-cost installations with 1 RU height and only 10” depth. It includes redundant AC power supplies and supports a Web browser interface via an ethernet connection.

Product Features

  • Full Amplifier Status and Control
  • Remote/Local Control via Serial Ethernet Interface (depending on model)
  • Two Serial Interface Ports: RS-232 and RS-485 in Digital Controller
  • Front Panel Digital Display
  • Compact Design Unit
ModelConfigurationAmplifier TypeFront Pannel DisplaySizeWeight (lbs)Data Sheet  
XTCT-124DUnlimitedAny Xicom Amp w/ethernetTouch Screen3RU6.7Download PDF
XTC-114DSingle, 1:1 and 1+1Any Xicom Amp4 line1RU6.7Download PDF
XTC-114ESingle, 1:1, 1+1w/load switchAll Xicom digital amps/BUCs, CEFD amps/BUCs4 line1RU6.7Download PDF
XTD-115ESingle, 1:1, 1+1w/load switchAny Xicom Amp4 line1RU6.7Download PDF
XTD-116ESingle, 1:1, 1+1w/polarity switchAny Xicom Amp4 line1RU6.7Download PDF
Rack-Mount Touch Screen Controller

Please download the brochure to explain the features and capabilities of the XTCT family of touchscreen controllers.

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