PRODUCTS

K Band Transmitter

KEY FEATURES

  • Operating modes:
    • BUC
    • Modulator
    • Beacon
  • Frequencies:
    • RF output: 17.8 – 20.2 GHz
    • RF input: 900 – 3500 MHz (BUC mode)
    • Signal bandwidth: up to 250 MHz
  • RF Performance:
    • RF output power: digitally selectable up to 2W
    • RF input power (BUC mode): -15 dBm to 15 dBm
    • Manual and automatic gain control
    • MER: better than 35dB
    • Spurious & harmonics: lower than -60dBc
    • Built-in self test (BIST mode)
  • Integrated multi-standard modulator:
    • ASK and PSK: up to 2 Mbps
    • OQPSK, MSK, FSK, GFSK and 4-FSK: up to 350 kbps
    • IEEE 802.15.4 compatible
  • Processing:
    • integrated 70 MIPS MCU with DSP
    • 16MB internal flash memory
    • OTA and debug interfaces
  • Power:
    • Input voltage: 4V – 18V
    • Sleep: <100 mW
    • Standby: <1W
    • Operating: 13W max
    • Voltage and current monitors
    • Proprietary dynamic bias and supply circuit for reduced PA consumption
  • Interfaces:
    • SMA coaxial RF input
    • 2.92mm coaxial RF output
    • Micro-D space-grade connector
    • CAN, RS-422, I2C
    • CSP compatible
    • 4 additional programmable GPIO
  • Mechanical/Environmental:
    • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C
    • Integrated temperature sensors
    • Mass: 475 gr.
    • Dimensions: 94 x 94 x 25 mm
    • Compatible with standard commercial Cubesat platforms
    • AL7075-T6 chassis with 3mm minimum shielding
    • AEC Grade 1 components
    • Qualification test levels and duration will follow ECSS-E-ST-10-03C and GEVS: GSFC-STD-70006

OVERVIEW

Our compact K Band Transmitter is an highly-integrated and efficient solution for small satellites and SOTM terminals, specifically designed for low size, mass and power consumption required to meet state-of-the-art customer requirements.
Suitable for large variety of missions, from very high to ultralow data-rates, it offers high linearity upconversion for existing on-board S-L band systems, as well as a fully integrated low-power ASK/FSK/PSK modulator and beacon generation.
Support of numerous interfaces and communication protocols ensure compatibility with all popular Cubesat and Smallsat platforms.
Robust construction, component qualification and EMI shielding meet the requirements for space and harsh environments.

APPLICATIONS

  • Cubesat and Smallsat missions
  • FSS and ISL communications
  • LEO high-throughput satellites
  • GEO/GSO TT&C relay satellites
  • BIU satellite services
  • SATCOM on-the-move terminals
  • UAVs and drones