Custom Products & Equipment Since 1982 RequestQuote

Custom Design & Manufacturing of Frequency Converters

Custom Design & Manufacturing of Frequency Converters
Custom Design & Manufacturing of Frequency Converters

Satellink is a premium provider of microwave products and subsystems, offering state-of-the-art custom frequency converters for a range of applications across industries including aerospace, telecommunications, and the military among others. Available types include down and up converters, built to customer specifications and application criteria. Converters are lightweight at 1 oz - 10 oz, with typical sizes 2 in³ - 10 in³, and possible sizing up to 200 in³. Product features are optimized for performance and maximum reduction of noise interference, they include single and dual conversion, local oscillator monitor output, lock indicator, automatic external reference oscillator frequency determination, synthesized phase locked local oscillator, and remote intermediate frequency bandwidth filter control.

Converters are used after the amplifier in a system, and are sometimes combined with low noise amplifiers (LNA). Filters available for tailored passband transmission include preselection, image rejection, IF, and switchable bandpass. Other design options include customized interface and connections, sealed or pressurized units, and peak pulse protection. Satellink’s units cover a wide dynamic range of -100 to 40 dBm and handle L, S, C, X, SHF, KU, and K bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. All units are provided with controller equipment and EMI/RFI shielding. Frequency converters are comprehensively tested for functionality and accuracy, undergoing environmental tests, scalar and vector network analysis, noise measurement inspection, frequency counters, and spectrum analyzers. Typical turnaround times are 140 - 180 days with prototype to production volume (1 - 2000 units) available. All manufacturing takes place in Satellink’s ISO 9001:2008 certified facility, and meets all applicable industry standards. Satellink boasts unparalleled manufacturing expertise not found elsewhere in industry, along with offering a host of unique value added ancillary services.

For more information about precision custom frequency converters please see the table below or contact Satellink directly.

Examples of our Work

Frequency Converter Capabilities

Product Name
Frequency Converters
Types
Down Converter
Up Converter
Product Features
Synthesized Phase Locked Local Oscillator
Up or Down Converters & Block Converters
Single and Dual Conversion
LO Monitor Output
Lock Indicator
Automatic External Reference Oscillator Frequency Determination
Remote IF Bandwidth Filter Control
Mechanical Packaging
Pressurized Units
Custom Configurations
Lightweight Airborne Units
Channelized Rack Mounted Units
Serial or Parallel Remote Control / Monitor
Options
Interface
Connectors
Sealed
Pressurized
Peak Pulse Protection
Filters
Preselection
Image Rejection
Intermediate Frequency (IF)
Local Oscillator
Switchable Bandpass
Casing Material
6061 T6 Aluminum
Finish, Protective
Chromate Conversion Coating
Hardware
Stainless Steel Non-Magnetic
Band
L (15 to 2,000 MHz)
S (2,000 to 3,000 MHz)
C (4,000 to 6,000 MHz)
X (7,000 to 10,000 MHz)
SHF (10,000 to 15,000 MHz)
KU (10 to 17 GHz)
KT (17 to 21 GHz)
Gain
Up to 100 dB
Dynamic Range
-100 to 40 dBm
Requirements
Short Term Stability
Long Term Stability
Sideband Noise
Harmonic Signals
Temperature Range
-54 to +85 °C
Size
2 to 10 in³ (Typical)
Up to 200 in³ (Possible)
Weight
1 to 10 oz
Mean Time Between Failure(MTBF)
100,000 to 500,000 hours
Mean Time To Restore(MTTR)
15 minutes
Controls
RS-485
RS-232
Ethernet
Inspection
Visual (Microscope)
Scalar and Vector Network Analyzers
Noise Measurement
Frequency Counters
Spectrum Analyzers
Testing
Functional
Verification
Environmental Tests
Salt
Temperature
Fog
Humidity
Vibration, Shock
Radiation
EMI / RFI
Quality
Test Profile
Inspection
Additional Services
Engineering
Design
Development
Evaluation
Assembly
Test
Alignment
Repair
Production Volume
1 to 2000 units
Lead Time
140 to 180 days

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Aerospace
Communications
Electronics
Military
Telecommunications
Telemetry
Intended Applications
Satellites
Communications
Radar
Phased Array Antennas
Airport Surveillance
GCA
Airborne
Shipboard
Mobile
Fixed
Industry Standards
ISO 9001:2008
IPC-A-610 Workmanship
IPC-J-001
ANSI NCSL Z540-I-1994
ITAR Licensed
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
Bureau of Industrial Security (BIS)
FCC Compliance
MIL-STD-215
File Formats
AutoCAD
SolidWorks
Printable PagePrintable Page Email This PageEmail This Page Back to TopBack To Top