Engineered using the highest quality components insures you from failure due to environmental extremes such as arctic cold, Saharan heat, and rain-forest humidity. Our LNB is protected from man-made conditions such as chock, vibration, low power, over-voltage, surges, transients, and static discharge. Performance is consistent and replacements will match or exceed your original device.
Orbital starts with the proven performance product that is extremely well engineered with the development costs amortized over thousands of units and the parts costs reduced by volume discounts. We then customize the mass produced DRO LNB into an external reference version at 1/100 the cost of designing and building from scratch.
The 1RU, 19 inch rack-mount block downconverter assembly translates RF inputs into IF outputs.
The converters contain internal crystal controlled, high stability frequency references. All crystal oscillators are constantly powered up so there is no warm up time when switching to the BDC module. A splitter provides signal to all BDC modules (up to four in a single rack), at once. Non-selected units will have their local VCO oscillators powered down to minimize spurious and in-band interference.
For a description of our BDC modules, see Block Downconverters.
Up to four BDC modules may be integrated into a single rack-mount chassis. There are a variety of choices for the BDC frequency range within each band: C, X, Ku, & Ka.
External Reference versions are available for C, Ku and Ka bands only at this time. Enquiries for X band are welcomed.