Over the last few years, the satellite industry has got a lot of traction. Millions of people use services that are powered by satellites. These include GPS, IoT, Communication, Broadband, Imaging and a number of other applications. Thousands of satellites are running on frequency bands such as Ku-band, Ka-band, etc to offer superior performance and provide resilience against atmospheric interference caused by rain and other poor weather. In this article, everything RF has compiled a list of top Satellite products that are trending on our website this month.
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13.9 GHz Frequency Synthesizer Module for LEO Space Applications
The TDFFS014 from Teledyne e2v HiRel is a fractional-N frequency synthesizer module with 12.5-13.9 GHz and 6.25-6.95 GHz outputs. The module is optimized for commercial space and high-reliability applications and has excellent phase noise performance of -102 dBc/Hz (13 GHz at 100 kHz offset, typical). Read more.
350° Analog Variable Phase Shifter MMIC from 17 to 21 GHz
The K-PS-1721 from Arralis is an Analog Variable Phase Shifter MMIC that operates from 17 to 21 GHz. It provides a phase shift from 0 to 350° and has an insertion loss of less than 8 dB. The phase shifter requires a control voltage from -0.7 to 1.9 V and a phase variation of ±15°. It offers an alternative to digital phase-shifters where any required phase delay can be achieved. Read more.
C-Band Cavity Diplexer/Splitter Assembly for Satellite Applications
The UFDX9999-002 from MtronPTI is a C-Band Cavity Diplexer/Splitter Assembly that operates from 6670 to 7070 MHz (Uplink) and 7320 to 7920 MHz (Downlink). It incorporates highly selective bandpass filters and a splitter for full-duplex data transmission with low loss and outstanding isolation between the uplink and downlink bands. Read more.
Hermetically Sealed, Wideband Active Mixer from 1000 to 4200 MHz
The MRA-42MH from Mini Circuits is a Wideband Mixer with an RF/LO frequency from 1 to 4.2 GHz and an IF frequency from 10 to 800 MHz. It combines a double-balanced mixer with a highly linear, low-noise IF amplifier to provide a high-gain active mixer. This mixer has a conversion gain of 11.2 dB and a high LO to RF isolation of 33 dB. Read more.
Rugged Low Noise Block from 17.7 to 20.2 GHz
The ACLNBDI-Ka-E84-V4 from Acorde is a Low Noise Block that downconverts an input frequency from 17.7 – 20.2 GHz to an output frequency of 950 – 2450 MHz. It provides a gain of up to 60 dB, has more than 45 dB of image rejection, and has a noise figure of less than 1.9 dB. This LNB has in-band spurious levels of -60 dBc and output phase noise of -125 dBc/Hz @ 1 MHz offset. Read more.
Ku-Band PLL Low-Noise Block from 950 to 2750 MHz
The AL1012025 from Actox is a Ku-band PLL Low Noise Block that down-converts an input RF frequency from 10.95 - 12.75 GHz to 950 - 2750 MHz. It has a conversion gain of 55 dB, a noise figure of less than 1 dB, and a P1dB of over 5 dBm. The LNB has a phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset and provides image rejection of more than 40 dBc. Read more.
C-Band BUC with RF Frequency from 5.85 to 6.425 GHz
The mBLC-10 from Belcom Microwaves is a C Band VSAT block upconverter that converts an input frequency from 950 - 1525 MHz to an output frequency of 5.85 - 6.425 GHz. It delivers an output power (P1dB) of more than 40 dBm with 62 dB of gain. This BUC has an IP3 of 48 dBm and phase noise of -80dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset. Read more.
Ka-Band BUCs for Mobile & SATCOM Terminals
The BUC series from Alga are Ka-Band Block Up Converters that can be used for commercial and military applications. These BUCs have two LO’s that can upconvert an input frequency from 1000 - 1500 MHz to an output frequency from 29.5 - 30 GHz in the commercial band and an input frequency from 1000 - 2000 MHz to an output frequency from 30 - 31 GHz in the military band. Read more.
300/400/500 W GaN Block Upconverters from 7.9 to 8.4 GHz
The 2200-G Series from Advantech Wireless are X-Band BUCs that convert an input frequency from 950 – 1450 MHz to an output frequency of 7.9 – 8.4 GHz. They deliver an output power of 300/400/500 W with a gain of 64 dB and gain adjustment of 20 dB in 0.1 dB steps. The BUC’s are based on GaN technology and provide high-power density in a compact size. Read more.
Ka-Band SATCOM Transceiver Module
The DRC 3500 from Skyware Technologies is a Ka-Band SATCOM Transceiver that has a Tx frequency from 29 to 31 GHz and Rx frequency from 19.2 to 21.2 GHz. This device provides an output power of more than 37 dBm at the Tx with a gain of 58 dB. It has an integrated antenna feed chain with polarizer, a true 5 Watt BUC (10 W version available in H1 2015), a wide-band PLL LNB, and an OpenBMIP Monitoring and Control facility – all in a single, IP67-rated, enclosure. Read more.
25 W C-Band Integrated Transceivers for VSAT Networks
The AM-9441/2 Series from Amplus Communication are C-Band Integrated Transceivers that are designed for VSAT networks. While transmitting, they upconvert an input frequency of 70 MHz to 5850 - 7025 MHz and while receiving, they down-convert a frequency from 3400 - 4800 MHz to 70 MHz. In the transmit (Tx) mode, they provide an output P1dB of up to 25 W with a gain of above 53 dB and have a gain adjustment of 31 dB with a 0.5 dB step size. Read more.
2+1 Redundant SATCOM Amplifier from 850 to 2150 MHz
The ALT-25104 from ETL Systems is a 2+1 redundant amplifier with automatic switching of the input to the main or standby output based on amplifier current monitoring via a 2x2 transfer switch. It operates from 850 to 2150 MHz and provides variable gain from 30 dB to 80 dB, adjustable in 1 dB steps. Read more.
Maritime VSAT Terminal from 10.7 to 14.5 GHz
The v45C from Intellian is a 45 cm Maritime VSAT Terminal that operates in the Ku-Band from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz (Tx Band) and 10.7 to 12.75 GHz (Rx Band). This linear, cross-polarized terminal provides a gain of 34.8 dBi in Tx mode and 33.2 dBi in Rx mode. It is designed to deliver enhanced connectivity and user experience to smaller boats and vessels, including fishing, leisure, commercial, and government. Read more.
1.3 Meter Flyaway VSAT from 7.25 to 31 GHz
The Hawkeye 4 Lite from L3Harris Technologies is a Flyaway VSAT with a Tx frequency range from 7.9 to 31 GHz and an Rx frequency range from 7.25 to 21.2 GHz in the X, Ku, and Ka bands. It has a 1.3 m parabolic aperture carbon fiber antenna that is circular/linearly polarized and delivers an EIRP of up to 59.9 dBW. Read more.
Wideband Satellite Link Emulator Simulates Payload, Uplink and Downlink Effects
The IZT C6000 from IZT is a Satellite Link Emulator that provides the simulation of complete satellite links including payload, uplink, and downlink effects. The emulator offers a real-time simulation of influences on the signal at the satellite (non-linearity, IMUX / OMUX filter, phase noise, interference, antenna gain, Doppler shift) as well as on the transmission link (interference, rain fading, scintillation, reflections, thermal noise). Read more.
Software Defined Radio from 30 to 941 MHz for Military/Civil Applications
The AN/ARC-210 from Collins Aerospace is a Generation-5 Software-Defined Receiver-Transmitter that operates from 30 to 941 MHz and complies with U.S. National Security Agency requirements. It is software reprogrammable in the field via Memory Loader/Verifier Software (MLVS) and is one of the first military airborne transceivers to provide an embedded, fully programmable INFOSEC capability. Read more.
Radiation-Tolerant mmWave Bandpass Filters from 5 to 40 GHz
The mmW-STL Series from Benchmark Lark Technology are mmWave Stripline Band Pass Filters that operate from 5 to 40 GHz. These radiation-tolerant filters use low-loss substrates like Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP), PTFE, and rigid thermoset materials to offer excellent electrical and mechanical properties such as stable dielectric constant and low dissipation factor. Read more.
Space-Qualified LC Bandpass Filters
The Space-Qualified LC Bandpass Filters from Networks International Corporation have a center frequency of 6505 MHz and a bandwidth of 4700 MHz. They can deliver cutting-edge electrical performance while complying with the EEE-INST-002 standard. These filters also comply with TOR workflow that has led to successful space satellite program wins that include GPS III, GOES, and launch vehicle programs. Read more.
Thin-Film Band Pass Filters for Harsh Environments from 8 to 28.5 GHz
The Planar X Series from Smiths Interconnect are Thin-Film Band Pass Filters with passbands from 8 to 28.5 GHz. These filters leverage thin film process technology on various dielectric substrates which are designed for use in harsh environments. They provide more than 30 dB of rejection above and below the passbands. Read more.
10 MHz Ultra-Portable Ruggedized Rubidium Oscillator
The mRO-50 Ruggedized Oscillator from Orolia is a Robust Low SWaP-C Mini-Rubidium Oscillator with a frequency of 10 MHz. This ruggedized oscillator has been designed to meet the latest military and aerospace requirements where time stability and power consumption are critical. Read more.
40 dB Directional Coupler from 5 to 6 GHz for C-Band Radar Sub-Systems
The 12A7NA-40S from Renaissance Electronics Corporation is a Directional Coupler that operates from 5 to 6 GHz and supports the development of C-Band Radar Sub-Systems. It has a coupling factor of 40 dB, an insertion loss of 0.25 dB, and directivity of 25 dB. The coupler can handle up to 225 W of average and 1.5 kW of peak input power. Read more.
SATCOM Antenna from 17.7-20.2/27.5-30 GHz for Inflight Broadband
The ThinAir Ka1717 from ThinKom is a SATCOM Antenna that operates in the Ka-Band from 27.5 to 30 GHz (Tx band) and 17.7 to 20.2 GHz (Rx band). It supports GSO (Geostationary Satellites) and NGSO (Non-Geostationary Satellites) and delivers exceptional network flexibility and consistently high performance for global inflight broadband. Read more.
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