What is a Block Up Converter?
A block up converter (BUC) is used to transmit signals to satellites. It converts a low IF frequency signal to higher frequencies for transmission to a satellite. In addition to up converting the frequency, they also amplify the signals. When selecting a BUC, you must consider the following parameters:
1. Input/IF Frequency: The intermediate frequency that is input in to the BUC. This is a low frequency which needs to be up-converted and amplified before it is transmitted out of the system.
2. Output/RF Frequency: The output frequency from the block up converter. This is also often denoted using the IEEE/Radar bands like Ku Band, Ka Band, X Band etc.
3. Gain: The gain provided by the BUC.
4. DC Voltage: This is the voltage that needs to be applied to the BUC for operation.
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