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Frequency Conversion

L-Band
Rugged, weatherproof ground equipment designed to withstand harsh environments, we offer C-, Ku- and X-Band configurations with:

  • No redundancy – Amplifiers, BUCs & Terminals
  • Transmit only redundancy – Amplifiers & Combiner Switches
  • Transmit / receive redundancy – Multi-Band Transceivers, Amplifiers & Combiner Switches

70/140 MHz
Our C-, X- and Ku-Band Transceivers provide performance, flexibility, ease of installation and field proven reliability in harsh environments. We cover a power range of 5 to 500 Watts, and beyond.

Amplifiers

Our feature-rich outdoor models include key differentiators:

  • High-Power Outdoor Power Amplifiers – Features field replaceable power supplies, redundancy, and 1:1 and 1:2 phase combined configurations
  • Low Noise Amplifiers – Compact and rugged units that offer industry-leading RF performance; Available in both stand-alone and redundant packages

L-Band

LPOD Product ImageLPOD – Our extensive experience in the design of outdoor RF transceivers led to the LPOD family of BUC products’ efficient thermal and mechanical package. Recognizing the evolution of L-Band IF systems, the LPOD is designed to eliminate the traditional requirement for the modem to supply a DC power source and a 10 MHz reference to the BUCs and LNBs. The LPOD’s optional internal reference and LNB bias T greatly simplify multi-carrier operation and provide cost-effective redundant solutions. Featuring an internal power supply, internal reference, and internal LNB bias capability, the LPOD units offer very cost effective solutions for 1:1 redundant TX and 1:1 redundant RX requirements. And, the compact size and weight make the units ideally suited to installations with limited mounting space.

LPOD Datasheet

HPOD Product ImageHPOD – Our series of High-Power Outdoor SSPAs provide a cost effective, more linear replacement for TWT amplifiers in satcom terminals. Featuring field replaceable power supplies and redundant system control, the High-Power units were built with the user in mind. The units utilize low loss combining technique and MCP-based temperature versus gain compensation. The phase-combined systems allow the outputs of two amplifiers to be summed together for even higher power. And, with the unique approach to L-Band frequency conversion, the optional “Smart BUC” functionality eliminates DC and 10 MHz from the input coax. Providing more value than competitive solutions, our base units include temperature compensation, sample ports, power monitor, field-replaceable power factor corrected supply and full remote monitor and control capabilities.

HPOD Datasheet

MBT-4000/B Product ImageMBT-4000/B – The MBT-4000 is a unique, outdoor Multi-Band RF transceiver. It performs C-, X- or Ku-Band to L-Band down conversion and L-Band to C-, X-, or Ku-Band up conversion. Band-specific Block Up or Block Down Converters are fastened to the base unit with quick-release fasteners. To change operating bands, simply release the quarter turn hasps and replace the blocks with new units. The rugged construction of the MBT-4000 is ideal for mobile and transportable applications.

MBT-4000/B Datasheet

70/140 MHz

Our C- and X-Band transceivers provide a “single box solution” for up to 100 W P1dB transmit power. Higher power systems are available with separate Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Independently tuned up and down synthesizers using patented analog/digital PLL technology provide the same performance advantages as our rack-mount converters. Transceivers with Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) on the receive side provide the ultimate in low-noise, stable, downlink performance.

CSAT-5060 Datasheet
CSAT-6070 Datasheet
XSAT-7080 Datasheet

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HPOD Product ImageHPOD – Our series of High-Power Outdoor SSPAs provide a cost-effective, more linear replacement for TWT amplifiers in satcom terminals. Featuring field replaceable power supplies and redundant system control, the High-Power units were built with the user in mind. The units utilize low loss combining technique and MCP-based temperature versus gain compensation. The phase-combined systems allow the outputs of two amplifiers to be summed together for even higher power. And, with the unique approach to L-Band frequency conversion, the optional “Smart BUC” functionality eliminates DC and 10 MHz from the input coax. Providing more value than competitive solutions, our base units include temperature compensation, sample ports, power monitor, field-replaceable power factor corrected supply and full remote monitor and control capabilities.

HPOD Datasheet

SPOD – Comtech EF Data’s (CEFD) Series of High-Power Outdoor (SPOD) C-, X-, and Ku-Band Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) provide a cost-effective, more reliable replacement for TWT amplifiers in satellite communications terminals. The SPOD delivers its rated power at the 1 dB compression point, to the transmit waveguide flange. A SPOD consists of an SSPA module with the Monitor/Control Processor (MCP), an integrated power supply, and a field replaceable fan assembly. The amplifier features a Comtech EF Data low loss combining technique and MCP-based temperature versus gain compensation. The SPOD SSPAs are equipped with useful features that other manufacturers offer as options. Included in each unit’s base price are temperature compensation, sample ports, power monitor, power factor corrected supply and full remote monitor and control capabilities, including Ethernet HTTP pages and SNMP.

SPOD Datasheet

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