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Frequency conversion without interruption

The satcom amplifier manufacturer and equipment supplier has launched a range of intelligent frequency converters featuring a hot-swappable 1RU system design.

The 1:1 redundant frequency converter requires no additional, external 1RU switch controller or external I/O switches. The 1RU redundancy design is claimed to be a cost-effective alternative to typical 3U-based solutions, providing significant savings in terms of reduced rackmount space, fewer RF cables and lower system costs.

The range, which covers Ka, X, C, DBS and Ku bands, features a digital monitoring and control display via RS-232 serial console, packet protocol RS-485 and HTTP-based GUI and SNMP. Also featured is flexible reference with auto-sensing that can lock to external 5/10MHz reference, or utilise a built-in high stability reference oscillator.

Colin Bolton, director, SpacePath Communications, said: “The new range of frequency converters is another example of our customer-driven focus, as we can now address all RF uplink/downlink requirements, not just the high power amplifier segment. And, continuing our record of innovation, the products also feature a hot swappable 1:1 system design.”