RFT-3100 Microwave Downconverter

Single bandwidth microwave downconverter

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A microwave tuner that's feature-rich, easily configurable and covers up to 40GHz

No two applications are alike, which is why the RFT-3100 family of microwave tuners is easily customizable at both the factory and mission level. The modular design approach maximizes the customization of parameters such as RF bandwidth, IF center frequency and IF bandwidth.

  • RF frequency up to 40GHz and IF bandwidth up to 2GHz
  • Fully customizable
  • Phase coherent configurations available

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Microwave Frequency Conversion Simplified

With a modular design and an easy-to-use interface, the RFT-3100 makes high-frequency, broadband technology simple. This rackmount microwave downconverter supports both GUI add SCPI-based interfaces while delivering performance up to 40GHz. Offering a range of off-the-shelf configurations, high-performance RF has never been easier.

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Flexible & High-Performance RF

With the ability to leverage standard designs in the development of customized solutions, our modular design approach reduces cost and lead time while maximizing performance. Whether you need a single channel down converter or a multiple channel RF up down converter transceiver, we start with our existing library of broadband microwave modules to deliver the solution your program needs.

Features

Wideband Operation

  • RF up to 40GHz, instantaneous bandwidth up to 2GHz

Phase Coherent

  • Multiple phase-coherent configurations are available

GUI and SCPI Based Interfaces

  • Complete SCPI based command set accessible over ethernet or serial ports
  • Browser-based, GUI interface
Key Specifications

RF Inputs

  • Primary: 1.0—18GHz, 1.0—26.5GHz
  • Optional Secondary: 18—26.5GHz, 26.5—40GHz, 18—40GHz
  • Customizable Attenuation: 1dB steps and 30dB range, additional options at time of order

IF Outputs

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

General

  • Front Panel Control
  • Remote Ports: serial and ethernet
  • Control Methods: SCPI based, browser-based GUI

See datasheet for details

Ordering Information

Model

  • RFT-3170 Base Unit, 500MHz IBW, Tuner, 0.5—18GHz, 500MHz BW
  • RFT-3180 Base Unit, 1000MHz IBW, Tuner, 1.0—18GHz, 1000MHz BW
  • RFT-3190 Base Unit, 2000MHz IBW, Tuner, 1.5—18GHz, 2000MHz BW

Options: Frequency Extensions

  • FXT-001: Extends input to 26.5GHz
  • FXT-002: Extends input to 40GHz
  • FXT-005: Extends input down to 100MHz

Other Factory Options

  • -ATT: Adds input attenuator
  • -LN: Improves phase noise
  • -SWP: Fast step/sweep/search
  • -M, -S: Master/slave option
  • -C: Phase coherent option
  • -2U: Benchtop chassis
  • -AGC: Adds output level control

See datasheet for details

Integrated Manufacturing

Reduce Risk with Automated RF Manufacturing

Utilizing the latest in automated RF manufacturing, we make production of cutting-edge technology scalable and repeatable, supporting your ramp to full-rate production while reducing risk. With 250,000 square feet of flexible manufacturing capability, we ensure delivery of high-volume high-quality product.  

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