ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd has introduced an ultra-lite series of Ka-band Block-Up Converters (BUCs) to accommodate the growth in High Throughput Satellite (HTS) applications that has created increased requirements for smaller and lighter equipment, especially in the mobility markets of maritime, aero, and land communications, the company said.
Designed with a focus on SWAP (Size, Weight, and Power), the ultra-lite Ka-band series provides the smallest and lightest family of BUCs available today. The series consists of 3 Ka-band BUCs: 25W (2.9kg), 40W (4.9kg) and 110W (9.9kg).
ST vice president of satellite networks business group Rajanki Mark Jayasuriya said, “Mobility applications, both commercial and government, will become the core of the HTS applications within the next 10 years. This ultra-lite series of BUCs was designed to meet the continued demand for higher speed.”
ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics). The company is a supplier of innovative broadband wireless communication solutions to customers and industries in more than 100 countries worldwide. Together with its related company VT iDirect in US, the company provides and supplies Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) and a wide range of RF equipment marketed under its Agilis brand name for telecommunications, government and defence, maritime, oil and gas, broadcast and enterprise applications.