Broadband Matrix / Broadband Router
ETL has a wide Broadband Switch Matrix and Broadband Router range for Satellite communications, including the hot-swap NiGMa Broadband Matrix which is used for many high resilience high performance applications and smaller more application-specific Broadband Routers which are used in cruise ships, broadcast relay stations, and smaller broadcast functions.
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-out Matrix (or fully distributive or splitting matrix): any input can be routed to any output. One input can be routed to many outputs. Each output can only have one input. Tends to be more RX.
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.
Fan-in Fan-out (FIFO) Matrix: multiple inputs can be combined and the combined signal can then be routed (distributed) to multiple outputs. There is no restriction on how many inputs and outputs can be connected together simultaneously, even all inputs to all outputs at once.
The NiGMa Matrix range is fully hot-swap with hot-swap of all active components such as RF cards, CPU, and PSU. The NiGMa Matrix can easily be formed into larger Matrix Systems up to 512x512.
Broadband Matrix - (50-1000MHz) Distributive (fan-out) with hot-swappable input and output cards, power supplies, CPU controller cards and VGA human interface.
Broadband Matrix - (20-1000MHz) Distributive (fan-out) with dual redundant power supplies.