Lotus Communication Systems Introduces Software-Defined Block Up/Down Converter

Lotus Communication Systems, a manufacturer of connectorized, cascadable RF and microwave components, has introduced the BUDC2G14G, which is a software-defined block up/down converter. It has an RF frequency range from 2 GHz to 14 GHz and an IF frequency range from 500 MHz to 6 GHz. An integrated low phase noise LO supports LO frequencies from 1 GHz to 12 GHz.

The BUDC2G14G has 8 dB of conversion loss at 5.8 GHz with low LO-RF leakage <30 dBm. It can be powered either by USB-C or +5~6 V at the terminal with only 235 mA of current draw. The converter is available in a module that measures 2.8125" (2-7/8") x 1.3125" (1-5/16") x 0.48". It has broad applications and can be used to extend the spectrum analyzer measurement range to 14 GHz. 

Key features of BUDC2G14G:

  • Up-conversion or Down-conversion.
  • RF Frequency 2 GHz to 14 GHz.
  • IF Frequency 500 MHz to 6 GHz.
  • Integrated LO (no External Reference/LO needed).
  • Software Programmable LO Frequency (1 GHz ~12 GHz) Low.
  • LO-RF Leakage: <30 dBm.
  • Power by USB-C or +5~6 V Terminal / 235 mA current.
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +60 C.
  • ROHS Compliant.

The BUDC2G14G is ideal for microwave transceivers/point-to-point microwave, test instruments, satellite block up/down conversion, C, X, and Ku band radar, and software-defined radio/ham radio applications.

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