Radios and Transmitters

Radios and Transmitters — with GaN-on-Diamond Technology

The Akash Cubesat Radios combine an X-band or Ka-band transmitter with an S-band receiver into a compact form factor perfect for small satellites looking for high data rates. The cubesat’s software defined radio (SDR) provides optimum flexibility, including the ability to adjust modulation in-flight.

At the core of the Akash Cubesat Radio is our proprietary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond MMIC Power Amplifier designed for exceptional thermal and RF performance. Akash’s amplifiers are ideally suited for space-based communications systems requiring high efficiency, high data rates, and demanding SWAP requirements.

The Akash Cubesat Radios are designed for maximum compatibility with existing satellite designs and ground station infrastructure. Customization is possible – please inquire.

CUBESAT RADIO DESIGNS

Product Expected Data Rates* Downlink Frequency Bands Bandwidth RF Output DC Power Consumption Dimensions Availability
X/S Cubesat Radio 400 Mbps 8.0-8.5 GHz 100 MHz 1-5 W 25W ~ 1/2 U Q4 2019
Ka/S Cubesat Radio 2 Gbps 25.5-27 GHz 600 MHz 1-5 W 35W <1 U Q2 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Product Expected Data Rates* Downlink Frequency Bands Bandwidth RF Output DC Power Consumption Dimensions
Deluxe X/S Radio 1.5 Gbps 8.0-8.5 GHz up to 500 MHz 5W 35W <1 U
Deluxe Ka-band Transmitter 5-14 Gbps 25.5-27 GHz up to 1.2 GHz 10-20W 80-160W up to 30 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm

*Data rates dependent on satellite antenna, ground station properties, elevation angle, atmospheric losses, bandwidth, etc

Request a Radio/Transmitter quote:

The band of frequency you are requesting.
The RF power requirements you are requesting.
The PAE percentage you are requesting.
The bandwidth you are requesting.
The number of stages and the gain range in dB that you are requesting.
The number of units you are requesting.
The date you require delivery.
Your name.
Your company's name.
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