APKU80 series

Block Up Converter by Amkom Design Group Inc (27 more products)

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The APKU80-XXXXX from AMKOM is a Ku-Band BUC that converts an input frequency from 950 - 1700 MHz to an output frequency from 13.75 - 14.50 GHz. It provides saturated output power up to 80 Watts with a gain of 78 dB. The BUC has a Fixed 13.05 GHz Local Oscillator with an external auto-sensing reference of 10 MHz. It requires an AC Voltage of 85-260V and has a LED Shut-off and field-replaceable silenced fan (IP68 150,000 hr) features for stealth liner operation. The BUC supports Ethernet and RS-232/485 interfaces for serial communication.

It is designed using a tough aerospace-grade aluminum-based metal with excellent heat disposal properties. They are the next generation of the World’s smallest feed-horn & boom-arm mountable BUC’s in the industry with an absolute “No Corner Cutting” concept in design. It has an in-built feature of receive band-reject filter with 20 dB suppression and has an anti-vibration technology for extreme stability and reliability.

The BUCs use mature, proven, efficient and reliable GaAs + GaN High Power Amplifiers with internal overdrive protection (HPA) and precise linearization technique. Each unit is rigorously tested and has a triple protection sealed waveguide output. The BUC exceeds all IESS-308/309 phase noise standards and are compliant with MIL-STD810E, MIL-STD810F and Method 514.5 C-2 Transport standards.

This weatherproof, robust and lightweight BUC weighs only 4.2 kg (9.2 lbs) and measures 215 x 132 x 114 mm.

Product Specifications

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Product Details

  • Part Number
    APKU80 series
  • Manufacturer
    Amkom Design Group Inc
  • Description
    Ultra-Compact Outdoor Ku-Band BUC from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz

General Parameters

  • Indoor / Outdoor
    Outdoor
  • Band
    Single Band
  • Input Frequency Band
    L Band
  • IF frequency
    950 to 1700 MHz
  • RF/Output Band
    Ku Band
  • RF/Output Frequency
    13.75 to 14.5 GHz
  • LO Frequency
    12.80 to 13.05 GHz
  • Saturated Power
    80 W
  • Linear Power
    60 W
  • Output Power
    49.03 dBm
  • Gain Control
    Yes
  • Gain
    72 to 78 dB
  • Gain Flatness
    +/- 0.75 dB
  • Group delay
    1 ns
  • AM/PM conversion
    1.0 Deg/dB max. at 3 dB output backoff
  • Interface
    WR-75
  • External reference
    10 MHz
  • Internal reference
    10 MHz
  • Phase Noise
    -55 to -160 dBc/ Hz
  • Spurious
    -60 dBc
  • Impedance
    50 Ohms, 75 Ohms
  • VSWR
    1.5:1
  • Dimension
    215 x 132 x 114 mm
  • Package Type
    Module with Connectors
  • Connector
    N Type, F Type
  • IF Input Connector
    F Type, N Type
  • Waveguide
    WR75
  • Operating Temperature
    -40 to 70 Degree C
  • Storage Temperature
    -60 to 85 Degree C
  • Weight
    4.2 kg
  • Humidity
    100%
  • Altitude
    21, 500 ft, 6, 500 m
  • Grade
    Commercial, Military, Space

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