The SC5320A from SignalCore is a Single-stage Downconverter that converts an input RF frequency from 20 - 40 GHz to an output IF frequency from 100 MHz - 4 GHz. It has an external LO frequency range from 10 to 20 GHz. The downconverter features an internal synthesized local oscillator, selectable RF preamplifier, and variable gain control together enabling standalone functionality. It provides a gain from -10 to 45 dB and has a preamp-enabled noise figure of less than 10 dB.
The SC5320A can be configured for SISO applications or paired together with multiple units for MIMO applications. It is available in an enclosure with PXI express, USB-SPI or USB-RS232 interfaces and is suitable for application in ground-based satellite communications, point-to-point radio, test instruments, and other RF measurement systems.