The Orbital 10 MHz Reference Extractor Thru Tee (RET-25/40) is a unique bias tee thruplexer (thru tee) that does more than pass L-band and 10 MHz and insert external DC: it extracts the 10 MHz reference signal from the modem. The demultiplexed signal can be used for monitoring purposes or as the timing reference for additional devices – such as a redundant LNB or BUC. This RF component can help SATCOM system integrators and 4G and 5G cellular network operators reduce costs, simplify designs and eliminate multiple clock sources.
Filters L-band and 10 MHz, inserts DC
Extracts 10 MHz reference signal
Choice of connector type and mounting options
High return loss and low thru loss performance
Only 3.5 dB of signal loss for demultiplexed signal
Systems Interface Products Although Combiners and Oscillators are also SIP products, we have narrowed the definition here to just include Bias Tees, Diplexers, Mux Tees, TTL Switches, Thru Tees, Dual Power Tees, etc.
Here are standard applications for each of these products. Here’s how to insert 10 MHz, insert DC, extract 10 MHz, block DC, extract DC, multiplex DC L band and 10 MHz, and perform impedance transforms while you do it.
I have a pair of modems and I need to use the 10 MHz reference from one of them and split it. I need to take the L-Band signal from both modems and combine it with the 10 MHz reference. Now I need to insert DC power for a pair of high power BUCS.
3D Drawing (Solidworks drawing is available on request)
Orbital Features: Specifications
Selective Filter Network: filtered 10 MHz bandpass and a filtered L band, 900-2100 MHz selective band pass system
Lowpass filtered DC
Low passband ripple
Low L band through loss
Superior Input and Output VSWR
Preserves phase noise performance
10 MHz -3.5 dB out, >30 dB isolation
Operates with VSATs, LNBs, BDCs, BUCs, Rxs and Modems
Connectors O ring sealed for weather resistant operation
Secures against loss of lock
Protects bit error rate
Machined from solid aluminum block for strength and stability
Blue Anodized Mil-Spec finish for corrosion protection
Excellent RF shielding and grounding
RoHS & REACH compliant
Lower cost, higher quality with a one-box solution
No labor to source, assemble and test a ‘kluge’
Custom design variations welcome
Custom labeling requirements welcome
An Orbital RET25/40 Extractor Thru Tee works as a Thru Tee – passing L band, 10 MHz reference, and DC power. It also extracts the 10 Mhz reference from the inter-facility link for use at the dish and allows for secondary DC power input. It performs low-loss impedance transforms, it filters and cleans the L band, DC power and 10 MHz signals. Many of our clients have taken the trouble to call and comment on just how much the Orbital Mux Tee has improved their system performance.
Made for Professional Use, Made for Satellite:
Orbital Systems Interface Products are made specifically for the satellite industry, and are designed for professional and industrial quality systems. Orbital SIP products are built for rack mounting, and for use indoors or out. They are also perfect at the dish or in the rack for creating a test point for live signals – without degrading ongoing operations.
Option Connector Part Number
L-Band: To LNB/BUC & Receiver/Modem
F, 75 Ω connector
N, 50 Ω connector
SMA, 50 Ω connector
BNC (preferred) connector
BNC with Binding Post Adapter
BNC with Pigtail Adapter
Remember that the Orbital Mux Tee is BI-DIRECTIONAL