UDC-1AT1
Wideband Up/Down Converter with on-board synthesizer

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UDC-1AT1

A wideband up/down converter designed to operate in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) environments with an on-board frequency synthesizer and low power consumption all in a credit-card-sized footprint. The module supports time division up/down-conversion with 1GHz of instantaneous bandwidth and offers the ability to combine IF channels for further flexibility.

The Cesium UDC-1AT1 includes a high-precision clock for LO generation; the module can provide this clock as a reference for other modules, or lock to an external system reference.

Use as a stand-alone up/down converter or combine with other Cesium modules for a complete Ka-band communication solution.

KEY FEATURES

• Compact 50mm x 84mm x 13mm packaged form-factor

• Wide conversion range

• On-board synthesizer

• <100ppb built-in time reference

• Reference input/output ports

• Suitable for both military and commercial applications on LEO satellites and airborne platforms

• Digital interface: RS-485

• Designed and tested for LEO radiation

• Thermal pillars bring heat to flat surface

RF SPECIFICATIONS

RF Range:

24.5 to 29.5 GHz

IF Range:

4.4 to 5.5 GHz

Max IBW:

1 GHz

Small Signal Gain:

25 dB

Dynamic Range:

30 dB

Up-Conversion Channel

Max Output RF Power:

>5 dBm

Noise Figure:

<10 dB

Down-Conversion Channel


Max Output IF Power:

-10 dBm

Noise Figure:

<5 dB

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

DC Input Voltage:

7 to 15 V

Baseplate Operating Temp:

-24 to +61 °C

Mass:

100g

MECHANICAL VIEW