SANTA CLARA, Calif., 3 Feb. 2011. Comtech Xicom Technology Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., is introducing a liquid crystal display (LCD)touch-screen control interface for high-power traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) for satellite communications (SATCOM) that provides an interface for monitoring and controlling SATCOM power amplifiers.The touch screen front panel in a 19-inch wide rack-mount configuration displays the high-power amplifier's operational status including power output and temperature, graphical displays of parameter trend analysis, and event logs. Operators also can perform local and remote diagnostics via an Ethernet interface.This display eliminates the need for separate external controllers for common architectures because it can show and control waveguide switches and a combiner. All operational data is saved within the amplifier's non-volatile memory, providing a complete history of the high-power amplifier in the event that the unit needs service or repair. The touch screen front panel controller is available as an option on all Comtech Xicom Technology rack-mount TWTAs.
For more information contact Comtech Xicom Technology online at www.xicomtech.com.