IFAT Series Universal Up/Downconverter

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IF-to-IF converter enabling mission-to-mission optimization

Move beyond IF limitations and microwave tuner output crossing two digitizer's Nyquist zones. With the IFAT family of IF-to-IF converters users can create new IFs as high as 8GHz and transform the bandwidth to provide your digitizer exactly what it requires. 

Accomplishing the task of providing a fully agile IF proves to be challenging for many. Ordinary frequency conversion schemes and simplistic bandwidth transformations create a host of artifacts that severely degrade the RF signals being processed.

To counter these limitations, the IFAT family of converters includes a proprietary engine for in-line frequency translation and bandwidth conversion without the degradations normally expected by such converters. As a result, you can:

  • Tune to any upstream frequency, up to 8GHz
  • Tune to any downstream frequency, up to 8GHz
  • Select from a wide range of bandwidths
  • Low phase noise and low spurious

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  • Dynamically set intermediate frequency and bandwidth
  • Multi-mission support by optimizing the frequency on the fly
  • Maximize digitizer compatibility with agile IF output

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Main Features

Agile IF

  • Dynamically configure the IF center frequency and bandwidth 

Wideband Operation

  • Any IF up to 8GHz

Phase Coherent

  • Available with two phase noise profiles, providing absolute control over phase noise and reference stability.

GUI and SCPI based interfaces

  • Browser-based, GUI interface
  • Serial port capable of supporting terminal communications
Key Specifications

Inputs

  • Tuning Resolution and speed: 10KHz (finer resolutions available), 2ms, typ
  • Selectable Bandwidth: 100KHz up to 1GHz
  • Tuning Range: 100—8000MHz

Outputs

  • Tuning Resolution: 10KHz (finer resolutions available)
  • Tuning Range: 100—8000Hz

Bandwidths

  • Frequency: up to 8GHz

General

  • Remote Access: Ethernet & RS-232
  • Control Methods: SCPI type commandset and browser based GUI
Ordering Information

Model

  • IFAT-8000 Base Unit: 100—8000MHz Input/Output, IBWs: 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000MHz
  • IFAT-8400 Base Unit: 100—8000MHz Input/Output IBWs: 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000MHz

Other Factory Options

  • EXT: Uses 1/2 Rack Housing
  • LN: Improves Phase Noise, Up to 20dBc/Hz improvement and increased stability to 0.1ppm

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