RFT-4200 Microwave Upconverter

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Upconverter for complete control over the input frequency and bandwidth

The RFT-4200 series frequency converter gives you more flexibility with complete control over the input frequency and bandwidth to get the best results out of digitizers, signal records and other equipment. Additionally, with RF up to 40GHz and an IBW up to 2GHz, the RFT-4200 family of upconverters provides the broadband performance needed to stay ahead of future threats.

With Multiple Bandwidths you can:

  • Tune any RF output frequency up to 40GHz
  • Tune any IF input from 50MHz to 2GHz
  • Selectable bandwidth choice up to 2GHz

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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

Multiple Bandwidths, Tunable IF

  • Dynamically configure the IF center frequency and bandwidth 

Wideband Operation

  • RF up to 40GHz

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 Output

  • Primary: 1.0—18GHz, 1.0—26.5GHz
  • Optional Secondary: 18-26.5GHz, 26.5—40GHz, 18—40GHz
  • Optional Low Band: Tunes down to 100MHz

IF Input

  • IF Input Range: 50—2000MHz
  • Selectable Bandwidths:
    • RFT-4280: 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000MHz
    • RFT-4290: 50,100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 MHz
  • Gain: 10—30 dB, 1dB steps
  • External Reference Input: 10MHz, 0dBm +/-dB

General

  • Front Panel Control
  • Remote Ports: RS-232 and ethernet
  • Control Methods: SCPI based, browser-based GUI
Ordering Information

Model

  • RFT-4280 Base Unit: Tuner, 1.0—18GHz, 1000 MHz max IBW
  • RFT-4290 Base Unit: Tuner, 1.5—18GHz, 2000 MHz max IBW

Options: Frequency Extensions

  • FXT-42: Extends input to 26.5GHz
  • FXT-44: Extends input to 40GHz
  • FXT-40: Extends input down to 100MHz

Other Factory Options

  • -LN: Improves phase noise
  • -SWP: Fast step/sweep/search
  • -C: Phase coherent option

Microwave Frequency Conversion Simplified

With a modular design and an easy-to-use interface, the RFT-4200 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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