Interesting Products Showcased at the SATELLITE 2023 Event

Interesting Products Showcased at the SATELLITE 2023 Event

SATELLITE 2023 is an event for global space and satellite communities that was held from 13 to 16 March in Washington, DC. It featured a Conference & Exhibition that serves the entire ecosystem of the satellite and space industry. Over the past 42 years, the SATELLITE conference and exhibition has served the satellite and space communities and broadened the scope of content to encompass professionals in commercial markets benefiting from satellite technology and applications, such as broadcasting, media & entertainment, government/military, aviation, maritime, automotive, financial, healthcare, telecommunications and more. everything RF has listed some interesting products showcased at the SATELLITE 2023 event.

Software-Defined Radio from 300 MHz to 6 GHz for LEO Applications

The SDR-1001 from CesiumAstro is a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) that operates from 300 MHz to 6 GHz. It has four 100 MHz receive channels, four 100 MHz transmit channels, and a state-of-the-art customizable FPGA fabric that enables a user-defined communication system. This SDR is field-updatable and has a redundant boot flash with automatic failover. It has onboard telemetry reporting for temperature, power consumption, rail voltages, and error. This radio features a Cesium general-purpose modem that has a selectable data rate of up to 62.5 MSym/s and supports BPSK/QPSK modulation schemes. It also supports DVB-S2X, LTE-grade waveforms, etc. high-order modulations and has forward error correction & burst mode. Read more

Low Noise Amplifier from 17.7 to 22 GHz for SATCOM Applications

The ERZ-LNA-1770-2200-40-1.5 from ERZIA is a Ka-Band Low Noise Amplifier for SATCOM that operates from 17.7 to 22 GHz. It provides a small signal gain of over 36 dB with a noise figure of less than 1.2 dB and has a P1dB of 10 dBm. The amplifier requires 12 V of DC supply and consumes 1.1 W of power. It is available in a compact aluminum housing that measures 41.4 x 21.0 x 22.4 mm with a WR42 waveguide interface at the input and SMA-female connector at the output. This LNA is suitable for industrial, laboratory, Satcom, telecom, space/aerospace, and military applications. Read more

Low Noise Amplifier from 17.7 to 22.2 GHz

The ACLNA-Ka-E45-V1 from Acorde is a Low Noise Amplifier that operates in the Ka-Band from 17.7 to 22.2 GHz. It provides a gain of more than 50 dB with a noise figure of less than 1.8 dB and has a P1dB of 20 dBm. The amplifier uses the latest technology to obtain the best noise figure, phase noise, gain stability and return losses according to MIL-STD-188-164C. It requires a DC supply from 12 to 28 V and consumes 200 mA of current. The LNA is available in an enclosure that measures 95 x 50 x 32 mm with WR42 grooved input interface and an SMA-female output connector. It is designed for use in the most challenging Ka-band professional & military satellite communication systems (ground, SOTP, SOTM, maritime, etc.). Read more

112 GHz Rugged Waveguide Switches for Space Applications

 The Series 330 from Flann Microwave are 2-Channel Waveguide Switches that operate up to 112 GHz. These electro-mechanical switches have been developed to meet the rapidly increasing data capacity requirements of space communication links. They have an H-plane orientation, low insertion loss, and high-power handling capacity with excellent PIM performance. The switches are designed for aerospace and space-flight applications with low outgassing and can withstand harsh environmental conditions including mechanical shock and vibration, thermal shock, and fatigue. Read more

Flexible Cable Assembly from DC to 26 GHz for Space Applications

The MINI250H from Huber+Suhner is a Flexible Cable Assembly that operates from DC to 26 GHz. It is designed for internal point-to-point interconnections between RF modules within systems and allows bending immediately behind the connectors, without compromising on signal strength or stability. This cable assembly is equipped with a patented solder-less cable junction and offers excellent pull strength and mechanical durability. It features a five-shield construction that was developed to withstand the harsh environments of LEO and near-Space applications, yielding lower radio frequency leakage. The assembly also has three stainless steel screens to ensure the mechanical robustness of the cable and cable-connector junction. Strict ESA, NASA, and MIL standards are also supported. Read more

High-Performance Blind Mate SMPM-Ganged Connectors from DC to 65 GHz

The SMPM-G Mount Connectors from DELTA Electronics operate from DC to 65 GHz. These Ganged connectors are available in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 port designs with straight cable, right-angle cable mount, vertical launch PCB mount and right-angle launch PCB mount variants. They are keyed to prevent improper mating and port locations are laser marked for proper identification. Read more

Advanced Satellite Link Emulator with 1 to 4 Channels

The ACE9600 from dBm Corp is Satellite Link Emulator for simulating satellite to fixed/mobile ground stations, satellite-to-satellite RF link testing and Satellite Payload Emulation. It has an instantaneous bandwidth of up to 600 MHz and is based on a powerful hardware/DSP test platform that allows a variety of impairments to be inserted in real-time, enabling testing of a range of wireless receivers, UHF/VHF Radios, satellite payloads and satellite fixed & mobile ground and airborne transceivers in a controlled laboratory environment. Read more

Satellite Link Emulator from 700 to 2150 MHz / 3.3 to 4 GHz

The RLS-2100 from Square Peg Communications is a comprehensive satellite channel simulator with unparalleled impairment simulation, real-time multi-satellite orbit calculation, full-motion support and integrated GPS simulators. It can provide end-to-end or single link simulation of wideband terrestrial and satellite networks, satellite selection via open standard interfaces, and facilities to enable seamless integration into more complex test beds if required. It supports the highest bandwidth and has an intuitive, user-friendly interface. Read more

60 W Space-Qualified Power Amplifier from 10.75 to 21.2 GHz

The nanoMPM® from Stellant Systems is Power Amplifier that operates from 10.75 to 12.75 and 17.3 to 21.2 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 60 W, a linear output power of 30 W, and an efficiency of 35%. This amplifier leverages the best of solid-state and TWT vacuum technology and utilizes a high-gain pre-distortion solid-state linearizer, four wideband high-power mini-TWTs, and a proprietary compact nanoMPM® EPC. It is specifically designed to enable the next generation of software-defined satellites utilizing phased-array antennas for increased flexibility while in orbit. The amplifier requires a DC supply of 100 V. It is available in a module that measures 23.4 x 6.4 x 3.1 cm (2x Dual TWT Modules per Quad) and is ideal for space applications. Read more

Block Upconverter from 5.85 – 6.65 GHz for Mobile/Fixed/Fly-away Applications

The LW30-797764 from Linwave Technology is a Block-Up Converter (BUC) that converts input frequencies (IF) from 950 – 1750 MHz to output frequencies (RF) from 5.85 – 6.65 GHz. It integrates Linwave’s upconverter and SSPA technologies and delivers a saturated output power of 25 W (~44 dBm) with an adjustable small signal gain of more than 60 dB. The BUC has a phase noise of -91 dBc/Hz @100 kHz offset and a noise figure of less than 18 dB. It requires a DC supply of 28 V and consumes 3 A of current. This IESS 308-compliant BUC features automatic internal/external reference detection and switching and internal output protection. Read more

200 W Single/Dual Band BUC from 29 - 30 / 30 - 31 GHz

The Titan-Ka-200 from Mission Microwave is a Block Upconverter (BUC) that operates from 29 – 30/30 – 31 GHz. It is available in single-band and dual-band options to deliver a rated power output of 200 watts (53 dBm) with single carrier spectral regrowth power of 51 dBm. The BUC includes Ethernet via Mission GUI or SNMP V3 and serial interfaces for monitoring and control (M&C). It is ideal for replacing TWT SSPAs and BUCs on transportable terminals and Ka-Band gateways and can be used for a range of tactical and maritime terminals to provide extremely high throughput. Read more

160 W Solid State GaN Block Up-Converter from 27.5 to 31 GHz

The SB52KOA from Communications & Power Industries is a Block Up Converter (BUC) that converts input frequencies from 950-2000 MHz to output frequencies from 27.5-31 GHz. It delivers a linear output power from 80 to 100 W with a gain of more than 63 dB and a gain adjustment range of 30 dB (0.1 dB steps). This BUC is based on GaN device technology to provide high linear power and efficiency. It uses MCC technology to get the most output power regardless of the number of carriers being used. The BUC has a phase noise of -145 dBc/Hz @ 1 kHz offset and spurious levels of better than -60 dB. This converter requires an AC supply voltage of 110 to 240 V to operate and consumes 800 VA of power. Read more

60 W C-Band GaAs + GaN BUC from 5.85 to 6.725 GHz

The AMEC60-NM from AMKOM is a C-Band BUC that converts input frequencies from 950 – 1825 MHz to output frequencies from 5.850 – 6.725 GHz (INSAT). It delivers a saturated output power of more than 60 W (47.8 dBm) with a gain of 72 dB and a gain attenuation adjustment of 20 dB in 0.1dB steps. This BUC has a phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz (at 100 kHz offset) and a maximum in-band/out-band spurious of -60 dBc. It utilizes efficient and reliable GaAs + GaN High Power Amplifiers (HPA) with built-in overdrive circuit protection and optimized linearization. The BUC has a state-of-the-art ultra-reject filter and a built-in RF monitoring port. It exceeds IESS-308/309 phase noise standards and provides extreme GaN linearity and efficiency. Read more

X-Band Earth Observation Low Noise Block from 7.75 to 8.5 GHz

The LNBX-EO from Orbital Research is an X-Band Earth Observation Low Noise Block (LNB) Downconverter that converts an input RF frequency of 7.75 - 8.5 GHz to an IF frequency of 950 - 1700 GHz. It has a 6.8 GHz local oscillator (external reference). This LNB provides 60 dB of gain with a noise figure of 0.8 dB and has a P1dB of 15 dBm. It requires a DC supply of 12-28 V and consumes 3.8 W of power. This LNB is available in an IP67-rated Aluminium sealed enclosure that measures 145 x 70 x 55 mm and has a WR-112 connector (input) & N Connector (output). It is ideal for remote sensing, optical imaging, radar imaging satellites, LEO & MEO Small Sats, and high-resolution satellite imagery applications. Read more

Outdoor Block Downconverters for SATCOM Applications

The GS41 Series from GeoSync Microwave are Outdoor Block Downconverters that convert an input RF frequency of 10.7 - 31 GHz to an output frequency of 0.95-2.15 GHz. They provide more than 30 dB of gain with a P1dB of over 18 dBm and have a return loss of 18 dB. These downconverters have a noise figure of less than 14 dB and an image rejection of 70 dB. They have spurious levels of -75 dBc and maximum phase noise of -160 dBc/Hz. These downconverters can be controlled via RS422, RS485, and 10/100 Base-T Ethernet interfaces. Read more

Low-Noise Blocks from 10.95 to 12.75 GHz

The HS1000 Series from Norsat are Low Noise Blocks with an RF Frequency range from 10.95 to 12.75 GHz and an IF frequency range from 950 to 1700 MHz. They provide a conversion gain of 60 dB, have a noise figure of less than 1 dB, and phase noise of -90 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset. These PLL-based LNBs require a DC supply from 15 to 24 V and consume less than 300 mA of current. They are available in modules that measure 110 x 42 x 42 mm with WR-75 waveguide input interface (waterproof) and F-type (75-ohm)/N-type (50 ohms) waterproof output connectors. Read more

Band Switchable Low Noise Block from 37.5 to 42.5 GHz

 The Q–Band LNB from Swedish Microwave is a Low-Noise Block (LNB) that converts input frequencies from 37.50 – 42.50 GHz to output frequencies from 950 – 3450 MHz. It has an LO frequency of 36.55/39.05 GHz, provides a programmable gain from 40 to 55 dB, and an image rejection of more than 30 dB. This LNB has a phase noise of -93 dBc/Hz (@100 kHz offset), a noise figure of less than 3.2 dB, and spurious levels of better than -60 dBc. It features alarm functions for LNA failure, total current, LO lock, signal power (high/low), and low supply voltage. This LNB requires a DC supply from 11 to 26 V and consumes less than 5 W of power. Read more

Low Noise Block from 18.2 to 20.2 GHz for SATCOM Applications

The TTI-LNB-Ka-1820 from TTI is a Low Noise Block (LNB) that converts an input frequency from 18.2 – 20.2 GHz to an output frequency from 1 – 2 GHz. It has a 17.2/18.2 GHz local oscillator. This LNB provides 60 dB of gain, image rejection of more than 30 dB, and a noise figure of less than 1.5 dB. It has spurious levels of -60 dBc and an SSB phase noise of -93 dBc (@ 100 kHz offset). The LNB requires a DC supply of 13/18 V and consumes less than 5 W of power. It is available in an enclosure that measures 150 x 60 x 40 mm with a WR-42 waveguide interface for input and N-type (female) connectors for output. It is ideal for satellite communications applications. Read more

 DFB Laser Diode RF-over-Fiber Module from 30 MHz to 3 GHz

The OZ526 from Optical Zonu is an RF-over-Fiber (RFoF) Module that operates from 30 MHz to 3 GHz (optional 10 kHz to 6 GHz). It features an uncooled isolated DFB laser diode operating at 1310 nm, 1550 nm, or CWDM wavelengths. This RFoF module has an adjustable Tx/Rx RF gain range of 30 dB which can be adjusted remotely. It uses 9/125 μm single mode fiber for standard transport with the option for multimode fiber transport. The module has a wide dynamic range and supports RF transport in situations where transport distance or flexibility of cabling may prohibit the use of coaxial cable. It has built-in RF shielding for low EMI/RF interference and option for Tx LNA and bias-T. It requires a DC supply of +12 V. Read more

S/C/X-Band Microwave Photonic Transceivers from 2 to 12 GHz

The OFW-7820-TRX Series from Microwave Photonic Systems are S/C/X-Band Microwave Photonic Transceivers that operate from 2 to 12 GHz. These transceivers are part of an integrated earth terminal design intended to transmit and broadcast S/C/X-Band signal traffic using single-mode fiber optic cabling over distances up to 100 km. They can either process direct X-band SATCOM or IF frequency signals that can be up-converted into the X-band spectrum. These photonic transceivers provide a gain of 0 dB (±1 dB), have a noise figure of 22 dB in the RF chain, and have an operational wavelength of 1310/1550 nm (optional ITU grid channel DWDM available upon request). They can operate both AC (90 – 267 V) or DC supply (48 V). Read more

8x8 Blocking Solid-State Switch Matrix from 20 MHz to 3 GHz

 The 50MS-403 from JFW Industries is an 8x8 Blocking Solid-State Matrix Switch that operates from 20 to 3000 MHz. This switch matrix has bi-directional ports with self-terminating unused input/output ports. It has a switching speed of 20 µs and provides an isolation of more than 60 dB between input and output ports. This absorptive switch matrix can handle an input power of up to 27 dBm and has an insertion loss of less than 6.5 dB. It features an LCD display with a 20-button keypad for manual control and Ethernet/RS-232 interfaces for remote control. The 50MS-403 is available in a 19-inch, 6-RU high rack-mount enclosure with SMA or N-type (female) connectors. It requires an AC supply voltage of 100 to 240 V and consumes less than 0.5 A of current. Read more

12-Inch Ku/Ka-Band Airborne Satellite Communication Terminal

The AirTRx 30Ka from Orbit is an Airborne Satellite Communication Terminal that operates at Ku-band or full ITU Ka-band frequencies. It delivers speeds of up to 130 Mbps and has been designed to work on LEO, MEO, HEO, and GEO satellite networks. This satellite terminal has a built-in, step-track-based Advanced Control Loop for superior performance and has two (2) LRUs – antenna and MODMAN. The antenna with its RINC 600 4MCU MODMAN provides flexibility in terms of integration with third-party systems and platforms. It provides easy installation, ease of maintenance, and superior RF performance with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Read more

Spectrum Analyzer Extender Module from 75 to 110 GHz

The WR10SAX from Virginia Diodes is a Spectrum Analyzer Extender Module with an output frequency from 75 to 110 GHz. It has an LO frequency from 6.25 – 9.17 GHz (Low), 12.5 – 18.33 GHz (High), and a multiplication factor of up to 12. This extender has a conversion loss of 10 dB and a displayed average noise level (DANL) of -150 dBm/Hz. It is available in a module with WR-10 UG-287/U-M waveguide output flange. Read more

Dual Linear Polarized Minimum Scattering Probes from 0.8 to 75 GHz for Planar Near-Field

The DLP-PNF Series from Microwave Vision Group are Minimum Scattering Probes that operate from 0.8 to 75 GHz. They are dual linear polarized with high on-axis polarization purity and isolation and are designed for planar near-field measurements. These 50-ohm probes exhibit no nulls in the forward radiation pattern and have minimum waveguide cross-section to reduce backscattering. Read more

5 W Coaxial RF Surge Protector from 1.1 to 1.7 GHz for GNSS Applications

The FPLNFNFDP05 from NexTek is a Coaxial RF Surge Protector that operates from 1.1 to 1.7 GHz. It can handle an input power of 5 W, a surge current of 30 kA, and a response time of 10 ns. This 50-ohm surge protector has an insertion loss of 0.1 dB and a VSWR of 1.10:1. The protector requires a turn-on DC voltage of 5 V and consumes less than 2.5 A of through current. It has a DC pass for amplified antennas and includes bulkhead grounding that provides excellent voltage protection. This surge protector is available in a waterproof aluminium package that measures 90.0 (L) x 30.5 (Dia.) mm with N-type (female) connectors and is suitable for use in satellite navigation applications like GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and it is tested under military environment standards. Read more

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