RFX-3100 Microwave Downconverter

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ATR frequency converters for form-fit-function equivalence

The RFX-3100 series of modular downconverters are available in half-ATR chassis and offer modern ethernet compatibility. With RF frequency of up 40GHz, a 2GHz IBW and modern ethernet compatibility, these products are ideal to grant legacy systems the technology required for success on the modern-day battlefield.

  • Configurable for both set-on and search applications
  • Includes fully modernized microwave components and microprocessors
  • Qualified for shock, vibration, EMI, salt, dust and other harsh environments
  • Legacy protocols supplemented with modern ethernet communications

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Features

Performance:

  • Ruggedized Set-On and Search
  • Dual IF Bands: wideband + narrowband
  • Withstands shock, vibration, EMI, and other harsh environmental factors
  • Modern ethernet capabilities to assure interoperability with most platforms

Dual IF Bands:

  • Wideband output: 1.0GHz (-3370), 1.5GHz (-3380), 1.5GHz (-3390)
  • Narrowband output: 50—160MHz Tunable IF, 50 & 100MHz select BWs
  • Level controls: 10—30dB Gain, 1dB steps

Phase Coherent:

  • Excellent phase noise
  • -LN option: Improvements <20dBc/Hz 

GUI and SCPI based Interfaces:

  • Browser-based, GUI interface
  • SCPI based command-set accessible, ethernet or serial ports

RF Inputs:

  • Primary: 0.5—18GHz (-3370), 1.0—18GHz (-3380), 1.5—18GHz (-3390)
  • Secondary: 18—26.5GHz, 18—40.0GHz
  • RF Input Level Range: -60 to -10dBm

IF Outputs:

  • IF Tuning Choices: varies by unit and model
  • Bandwidths: models offering 500 MHz, 1000 MHz, and 2000 MHz
  • Gain: 10—30 dB, 1dB steps

General:

  • Power:115 & 230 VAC, Auto, 47-440Hz,<40W typ
  • Size: Half ATR, Long
  • Comms Ports: RS-422 & ethernet
  • Control Methods: SCPI based command set, browser-based GUI

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Specifications

RF Inputs:

  • Primary: 0.5—18GHz (-3370), 1.0—18GHz (-3380), 1.5—18GHz (-3390)
  • Secondary: 18—26.5GHz, 18—40.0GHz
  • RF Input Level Range: -60 to -10dBm

IF Outputs:

  • IF Tuning Choices: varies by unit and model
  • Bandwidths: models offering 500 MHz, 1000 MHz, and 2000 MHz
  • Gain: 10—30 dB, 1dB steps

General:

  • Power:115 & 230 VAC, Auto, 47-440Hz,<40W typ
  • Size: Half ATR, Long
  • Comms Ports: RS-422 & ethernet
  • Control Methods: SCPI based command set, browser-based GUI
Ordering Info

Models:

  • RFX-3370, Base Unit, 500MHz BW: 0.5—18GHz Input, Wideband Output Center Frequency 1000MHz
  • RFX-3380, Base Unit, 1000MHz
  • Center Frequency 1500MHz, 1000MHz
  • RFX-3390, Base Unit, 1000MHz
  • Center Frequency 1500MHz

Optional Extensions:

  • FXT-32: Input Extension to 26.5GHz, Adds Second RF Input Port, 18—26.5 GHz
  • FXT-34: Input Extension to 40.0GHz, Adds Second RF Input Port, 18—40.0GHz
  • SIF-001: Second IF, Narrowband Adds Second IF Output Port, 50—160MHz Output frequency, tunable in 10MHz steps, 50/100 selectable BWs
  • LN: Improved Phase Noise and Stability, Improves system phase noise and frequency stability of system to +/- 0.1 ppm over temperature range
  • -C: Configures as Dual Channel, Adds Second converter to single package, for phase coherent operations
  • SWP: Adds high speed tuning (600uSec) with a dedicated trigger line to enable fast stepping/scanning routine

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