C-band Frequency Converter Modules
The MTS4000 series synthesized frequency converters can be used in a variety of applications such as redundant or simultaneous up/downconversion in a single 19" 1RU converter assembly. The modules measure 5.00" x 11.00" x 1.44" and cover both the standard and extended satellite bands with fully IESS 308-/309-compliant specifications. The units feature a typical 10 dB margin over IESS phase noise requirements. The C-band standard converter series offers models covering the 5845 to 6725 MHz uplink frequency band, as well as the entire 3400 to 4200 MHz downlink frequency band. The units are capable of providing up to a 4:1 space savings over traditional 1RU and 2RU individual converter configurations. Price: $2600 (production quantities).
VertiCom Inc.,
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 544-9757.

One-rack Switch Controller
The model 1600 one-rack switch controller is designed to interface to all model 16XX series switches. The connection between switches and the controller is via RS422, which allows the unit to be mounted up to 1000 ft from the actual switch. The 20 x 1 backlit liquid crystal display shows the current input selected in both numeric and mnemonic format. All RF input and output connectors are type N. (SMA connectors are available as an option.) Additional specifications include an ambient operating temperature of 0° to 40°C, a voltage range of 90 to 132 V AC or 165 to 240 V AC (auto ranging) and a 47 to 63 Hz frequency range. Size: 19.00" x 1.75" x 12.00".
Carolina Microwave Inc.,
Norcross, GA
(770) 322-7522.