Model T-717 is a QPSK or OQPSK high-rate transmitter with a parallel LVDS interface. The unit is optimized for the 8.0 to 8.4 GHz band and maintains an EOL output power of 8 Watts. The solid-state power amplifier contains a bandpass filter providing NTIA spectral emissions compliance. Using the LVDS interface, the unit is designed for data rates up to 150 Mbps per channel (I and Q) with NRZ-L to NRZ-M conversion. Additionally, at less than 8.5 lb., the T-717 is designed for mission durations greater than 5 years with a minimum tolerance of 60 kRad behind 100 mils of shielding.