IF Matrix - Combining (Fan-in) Hot-swap
ETL has a broad IF Switch Matrix and IF Router range for Satellite communications, including the hot-swap NiGMa IF Matrix which is used for many high resilience high performance applications.
Non-blocking: this means any input can be routed to any output.
In general our solid state (L-band) matrices are non-blocking.
Full Fan-in Matrix (or fully combining matrix): any input can be routed to any output. Many inputs can be routed to each output. Each input can only be routed to one output. Tends to be more TX.
Now in its 3rd generation, the NiGMa IF Matrix has proved to be genuinely high performance with excellent flatness or frequency response, excellent isolation, and linearity - a truly leading edge IF Router.
The NiGMa IF Matrix has hot swap of all active components - RF cards, CPU's and PSU's. In addition the NiGMa IF Matrix has the designed-in resilience provided by one RF card for each RF input and output, dual redundant CPU's, and dual redundant PSU's.
The NiGMa IF Matrix also has extensive on-board monitoring - and reporting - of RF card amplifier status, CPU and PS& status and HMI communications.
The NiGMa IF Router can easily be formed into larger Matrix Systems up to 512x512.