X-Band Compact Solid State Power Block Converters (SSPB)

CPXB8040SB

This compact solid-state power block converter combines an integrated L-band BUC and GaAs IMFET-based output section to provide 40 watts of saturated power over the standard 7.90–8.40 GHz satellite uplink band. Housed in a lightweight, weatherized enclosure with integral heatsink and fan, the unit is intended for direct integration on small aperture or field-deployable antenna applications. Remote control and status monitoring functions are provided via a serial link.

 

Features

  • Integrated block upconverter with L-band input
  • 40 W saturated output power
  • Excellent linearity
  • 60 dB gain
  • 15 dB gain adjustment
  • Built-in monitor and control
  • Temperature-compensated gain from -40 to +60 °C
  • Serial interface (RS-232/-422/-485)
  • Output power monitor
  • Internal OXCO, with remote fine frequency adjustment, phase-lockable to external reference
  • Extremely light weight, typically 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
  • Mounts on small antennas
  • Wide DC input range: 24 Vdc; 28 Vdc; 48 Vdc 

Options

  • White, Green, or Tan finish
  • AC Power Supply, CPS14000AC
  • 1:1 redundant systems

Specifications

Parameter

Notes

Min.

Nom./Typ.A

Max.

Units

Frequency Range Input
Output
9.50
7.9
1450
8.4
MHz
GHz
Local Oscillator Frequency
  6.95
  GHz
LO Frequency Adjust Range
    ±10
  kHz
LO Phase Noise B
10 Hz
100 Hz
1 kHz
10 kHz
100 kHz
1 MHz

 

-40
-70
-82
-86
-96
-110
-33
-63
-73
-83
-93
-103
dBc/Hz
dBc/Hz
dBc/Hz
dBc/Hz
dBc/Hz
dBc/Hz
LO Stability Internal vs temperature     ±1 x 10-7
 
Reference Frequency B
Internal or external
  10   MHz
Gain Minimum 60 65 dB
Gain Flatness
Full Band
Per 40 MHz
    ±1.5
±0.5
dB
dB
Gain Stability vs. Temperature -40 to +60 °C, ambient air ±1.5 dB
Gain Adjustment 0.5 dB steps 15 dB
Power Output Saturated
At 1 dB compression 
Linear Power

+45.0 (32)
+43.0 (20)
+46 (40)


dBm (W)
dBm (W)
dBm (W)
Spectral Regrowth
Linear POUT 1.5 x SR, QPSK, single carrier
  -35 -30 dBc
IMD3 2 carriers, composite POUT at 3 dB backoff from P1 dB -30 -25 dBc
Spurious Linear POUT 
  -60 -55 dBc
Harmonics, 15.8-16.8 GHz 
At rated P1 dB 
    -50 dBc
LO Leakage At RF Output     -40 dBm
Group Delay Linear
Parabolic
Ripple
0.03
0.003
1.0
ns/MHz
ns/MHz2
ns p-p
AM/PM Conversion At P1 dB 2.0 2.5 °/dB
Output Noise Power Density Transmit, 7.9–8.4 GHz 
Receive, 7.25–7.75 GHz
    -90
-90
dBm/Hz
dBm/Hz
Noise Figure
At max. gain setting
    20 dB
VSWR Input (50 ohms)
Output
1.35
1.35
1.50
1.50
:1
:1
Connectors Input/Ext. Ref. In
Output
M&C, Fast Mute
Summary Alarm, Form ‘C’
Power
Type N Female
CPR112G 
10-pin MS, mate supplied
3-pin MS, mate supplied
4-pin MS, mate supplied
 
Power Requirements (single or 3-phase) Voltage
PowerC
20


185
56
250
Vdc
W
Cooling System Integrated Heatsink/Forced air
Temperature Range Operating, ambient air 
Storage
-40
-40
+60
+100
°C
°C
Humidity Condensing
  100   %
Weight
7.5 (3.4)
lb (kg)
Dimensions See outline drawing 9.33 L x 4.52 W x 5.46 H 
237 x 115 x 139 
inches
mm
Finish   Available in White, Green, or Tan
(refer to part number/ordering information)
 

Single Unit Outline Drawing

Satcom - X-Band Compact Solid State Power Block Converters (SSPB) Single Unit Outline Drawing

 

1:1 Redundant Plate Outline Drawing

Satcom - X-Band Compact Solid State Power Block Converters (SSPB) 1:1 Redundant Plate Outline Drawing

  • Features

    Features

    • Integrated block upconverter with L-band input
    • 40 W saturated output power
    • Excellent linearity
    • 60 dB gain
    • 15 dB gain adjustment
    • Built-in monitor and control
    • Temperature-compensated gain from -40 to +60 °C
    • Serial interface (RS-232/-422/-485)
    • Output power monitor
    • Internal OXCO, with remote fine frequency adjustment, phase-lockable to external reference
    • Extremely light weight, typically 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    • Mounts on small antennas
    • Wide DC input range: 24 Vdc; 28 Vdc; 48 Vdc 

    Options

    • White, Green, or Tan finish
    • AC Power Supply, CPS14000AC
    • 1:1 redundant systems
  • Specifications

    Specifications

    Parameter

    Notes

    Min.

    Nom./Typ.A

    Max.

    Units

    Frequency Range Input
    Output
    9.50
    7.9
    1450
    8.4
    MHz
    GHz
    Local Oscillator Frequency
      6.95
      GHz
    LO Frequency Adjust Range
        ±10
      kHz
    LO Phase Noise B
    10 Hz
    100 Hz
    1 kHz
    10 kHz
    100 kHz
    1 MHz

     

    -40
    -70
    -82
    -86
    -96
    -110
    -33
    -63
    -73
    -83
    -93
    -103
    dBc/Hz
    dBc/Hz
    dBc/Hz
    dBc/Hz
    dBc/Hz
    dBc/Hz
    LO Stability Internal vs temperature     ±1 x 10-7
     
    Reference Frequency B
    Internal or external
      10   MHz
    Gain Minimum 60 65 dB
    Gain Flatness
    Full Band
    Per 40 MHz
        ±1.5
    ±0.5
    dB
    dB
    Gain Stability vs. Temperature -40 to +60 °C, ambient air ±1.5 dB
    Gain Adjustment 0.5 dB steps 15 dB
    Power Output Saturated
    At 1 dB compression 
    Linear Power

    +45.0 (32)
    +43.0 (20)
    +46 (40)


    dBm (W)
    dBm (W)
    dBm (W)
    Spectral Regrowth
    Linear POUT 1.5 x SR, QPSK, single carrier
      -35 -30 dBc
    IMD3 2 carriers, composite POUT at 3 dB backoff from P1 dB -30 -25 dBc
    Spurious Linear POUT 
      -60 -55 dBc
    Harmonics, 15.8-16.8 GHz 
    At rated P1 dB 
        -50 dBc
    LO Leakage At RF Output     -40 dBm
    Group Delay Linear
    Parabolic
    Ripple
    0.03
    0.003
    1.0
    ns/MHz
    ns/MHz2
    ns p-p
    AM/PM Conversion At P1 dB 2.0 2.5 °/dB
    Output Noise Power Density Transmit, 7.9–8.4 GHz 
    Receive, 7.25–7.75 GHz
        -90
    -90
    dBm/Hz
    dBm/Hz
    Noise Figure
    At max. gain setting
        20 dB
    VSWR Input (50 ohms)
    Output
    1.35
    1.35
    1.50
    1.50
    :1
    :1
    Connectors Input/Ext. Ref. In
    Output
    M&C, Fast Mute
    Summary Alarm, Form ‘C’
    Power
    Type N Female
    CPR112G 
    10-pin MS, mate supplied
    3-pin MS, mate supplied
    4-pin MS, mate supplied
     
    Power Requirements (single or 3-phase) Voltage
    PowerC
    20


    185
    56
    250
    Vdc
    W
    Cooling System Integrated Heatsink/Forced air
    Temperature Range Operating, ambient air 
    Storage
    -40
    -40
    +60
    +100
    °C
    °C
    Humidity Condensing
      100   %
    Weight
    7.5 (3.4)
    lb (kg)
    Dimensions See outline drawing 9.33 L x 4.52 W x 5.46 H 
    237 x 115 x 139 
    inches
    mm
    Finish   Available in White, Green, or Tan
    (refer to part number/ordering information)
     
  • Diagrams

    Single Unit Outline Drawing

    Satcom - X-Band Compact Solid State Power Block Converters (SSPB) Single Unit Outline Drawing

     

    1:1 Redundant Plate Outline Drawing

    Satcom - X-Band Compact Solid State Power Block Converters (SSPB) 1:1 Redundant Plate Outline Drawing

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