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IF Matrix / IF Router

ETL produces hot-swap and smaller IF matrix / IF router modules, covering the 50-200MHz frequency range, which can either be distributive (fan-out) or combining (fan-in).

The focus is on excellent RF performance and operational resilience – many of ETL matrices are hot-swap and easy to expand to 512x512 or larger.

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.

ETL also offer custom built single modules such as the 8x24 IF band 4U matrix.