ETL Showcases L-band Matrix and Frequency Converters at SATELLITE 2020

At Satellite 2020 this week, designer of satellite communications and RF equipment, ETL Systems has introduced its Hawk Matrix to the MENA (Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan) and NAM (US and Canada) regions. The ultra-compact Hawk Matrix is suited for RF signal routing in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) gateways, as well as small High Throughput Satellite (HTS) ground stations and deployable VSAT terminals.

The new dual 8 x 8 matrix is an addition to ETL’s growing range of 36 L-band Matrices which is more than double the range of its nearest competitor. The design of the Hawk 1U matrix supports mission-critical communication applications with plug and go technology from field-replaceable matrix modules and hot-swap CPU and dual redundant power supply units.

The new Hawk provides flexible routing solutions with configurable capacity and uplink or downlink matrix module options. It can be configured with either dual 8x8 matrix modules or a single 16x8 or 8x16 matrix module. It is a cost-effective solution, as one module can be combined for uplink transmit signals and the other for downlink receive signals. The 1U matrix can also be configured with two modules combining or distributing.

Consumer demand for high-quality data is at an all-time high. Satellite is a hugely popular communications method within the MENA region, with the broadcast industry relying heavily on the technology to deliver high-quality services. Additionally, with its promise of low-latency and low-cost services, the Company is expecting to see LEO having a significant impact on the NAM region.

ETL Systems also introduced its new rack-mounted frequency converter, the Falcon, to the NAM and MENA regions at Satellite 2020. The Falcon offers multiple module configurations, with a range of frequency options, as well as agile or block up-converters and down-converters. The 1U chassis has capacity for up to five conversion modules, which are field serviceable and replaceable. Resilience is also provided from hot-swap dual redundant power supplies and a field-replaceable CPU. A 10 MHz reference source is provided for internal/external signals. 2+1 and 1+1 redundancy configurations are also available within the chassis.

ETL Systems is co-exhibiting with Atlantic Microwave at stand 1043 at Satellite 2020 from March 10 to 12. ETL will be co-hosting a networking event at its stand with the Satcoms Innovation Group on Wednesday, March 11. 

ETL Systems will also be exhibiting at stand C3-205 at CABSAT 2020 from March 31 to April 2.