MCL, Inc. (CPI, Inc.)

MCL, Inc. was owned by Miteq, Inc. and was acquired by CPI, Inc. in 2013.


501 South Woodcreek

Bolingbrook IL 60440

USA


Skybrokers offers for over 10 years MCL TWTA’s. We supported several clients with new and used MCL products, such as the MT3200 400W indoor TWTA and the 400-750 Watt outdoor units in Ku- and C-band.


About MCL, Inc.

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About MCL, Inc.


MCL, Inc. designed and manufactured Klystron Tubes, Traveling Wave Tubes, and Solid State Power amplifiers and redundant systems. Its products included outdoor amplifiers, indoor amplifiers, lab amplifiers, redundant systems, pulsed amplifiers and transceivers were offered for use in C, X, Ku and Ku-DBS bands with RF power output levels from less than 25 watts to more than 3,000 watts.

MCL sold its products through distributors and representatives worldwide. The company was founded in 1961 and was based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, close to Chicago where it operated from a modern, MCL-designed, two-story building. The facility occupied 124,000 square feet, of which 80,000 is used for the designing, manufacturing, testing and servicing of all types of high power amplifiers. The facility was equipped with state-of-the-art microwave and RF test equipment, modern assembly facilities and a machine/fabrication shop.

MCL was acquired by Miteq, Inc. in 2000 and as of June 25th, 2013, MCL, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI) when CPI bought MCL from Miteq.


MCL, Inc. history

MCL, Inc., was established in 1961 by Frank P. Morgan and Robert E. Morgan who acted as President of the company. Morgan founded their firm as a microwave communications company. Robert Morgan graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1949 and but before that he was an Air Force pilot in World War II. Robert Morgan died in September 1993 and Frank Morgan took over as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing of the company.

MCL became a leading manufacturer of Klystron and Traveling Wave Tube amplifiers and redundant systems for use in a variety of satellite uplink and other microwave applications. MCL had spent 40 years developing high quality products to meet the needs of today's market place. In 2000 MCL was acquired by privately held and technology driven company, Miteq, Inc. located in Hauppauge on Long Island in New York, USA. Frank Morgan became VP of Sales and Marketing until he left  MCL in April 2009.

Miteq’s product lines included low-noise amplifiers (LNA's), high power amplifiers (HPA's), mixers, frequency-generation products, intermediate-frequency (IF) products, passive components, fiber-optic transmitters and receivers, and high-reliability products and integrated assemblies, upconverters, downconverters, broadband converters, test-loop translators, redundant switchover units, low-noise block converters (LNB's), redundant systems, beacon receivers, satellite simulators, fiber-optic products, transceivers and SATCOM high-power and broadband TWTA's and a range of equipment for INMARSAT applications.

MCL offered high power Klystron and Traveling Wave Tube amplifiers and redundant systems in S-, C-, X, Ku-, DBS- and Ka-band with RF power output levels from less than 100 watts to more than 3,000W. Configurations were offered for fixed, antenna mount and transportable applications. In addition, MCL also manufactured amplifiers for military satellite communications.

MCL operated from a modern, MCL-designed, two-story building located in Bolingbrook (Chicago area), Illinois. The facility occupied 124,000 square feet, of which 80,000 is used for the designing, manufacturing, testing and servicing of all types of high power amplifiers. MCL was equipped with state-of-the-art microwave and RF test equipment, modern assembly facilities and a machine/fabrication shop.
In July 2013 Miteq, Inc. sold its MCL subsidiary to Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI). MCL would be completely integrated into CPI’s Satcom Division with facilities in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada and Palo Alto, CA, USA.

In January 2014 CPI relocated the former‐MCL facilities from Bolingbrook, Illinois to Lisle, Illinois. At the new location CPI established an efficient, full‐capability service center providing repairs and technical support for MCL amplifiers. The new Lisle facility, named CPI Satcom Chicago Operations, will also support CPI Satcom Division’s design engineering efforts and serve as a manufacturing center, primarily of spare parts.


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