the past 10 years the popularity and demand for VSAT
networks has increased dramatically. As industries as
varied as financial, brokerage, oil exploration and even
retailing find their computer networking needs expanding
faster than hard wired infrastructure can supply, VSAT
has become the natural choice.
provides high quality two-way, voice, data
and video communications at speeds up to 64 kbps,
and operating at microwave frequencies (5.5 GHz to 6.5 GHz
and 14 GHz to 16 GHz). With this in mind, VSAT is the logical
answer for networks needing to expand across large geographical
areas, or, to link two or more outlets in different countries
where the wired infrastructure may be incompatible.
VSAT has become commercially popular the need to provide
a high performance, yet cost effective microwave package
became apparent. StratEdge engineers introduced a line of
packages that met all the demands of microwave frequencies,
created a more cost effective solution, and added leads
to the package so it would be easy to attach to the circuit
board. The StratEdge LPA
family of microwave packages was born. Further enhancements
to this design, converting it to a true surface mount package,
resulted in the SMX
series of packages.