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Enigma VHF / UHF Matrix (Downlink) 32 x 32 with high linearity


  • Description

    NGM-28 Enigma is a distributive (full fan-out) VHF/UHF Matrix (50-1000MHz), with a module capacity of 32 inputs x 32 outputs in a 6U 19" rack enclosure.  It provides ultra resilience with single input and output cards, and can be part populated and expanded in single increments.

    High linearity is provided. Minimal impact from failure with hot-swap single input and output RF cards, dual redundant power supplies, CPU’s and fans.

    The 3rd generation VHF/UHF matrix is used to provide flexibility in the routing of antennas to receivers or modems; to allow remote routing of satellite signals to receivers or modems; and to help optimise the use of receiving capacity. 

    The Enigma VHF/UHF Switch matrix can also be incorporated into an overall automatic redundancy Network Management System to enhance the resilience of the overall earth station equipment.

    A variety of impedances and connector types are available.

  • Benefits

     Key benefits: 

    Inputs and outputs can be expanded in single and dual increments.

    - Simple 'plug & go' installation. 

    - Expansion of RF Matrix to 512 x 512.

    - Continuous on-board monitoring and reporting of RF card amplifier status, CPU and PSU status and HMI communications.

    - Reliability in service with hot-swappable active components.

    - All settings are retained after a communications/power failure.

    - Touchscreen and VGA display with remote connection via RS232/485 serial and RJ45 Ethernet ports.

    - Web Browser Interface is provided as standard with the Enigma L-band Switch Matrix.

  • Applications

    Typical Applications

    - Live news & sport traffic. 

    - Satellite communications applications in teleports, and ground stations.

    - Signal monitoring of satellite traffic.

    - RF content acquisition for TVRO &IPTV head ends.

    - Remote controlled unmanned satcom sites.

    - Test environment applications such as lab resource testing, net mobility testing & large scale wireless testing.

  • Matrix Types

    Non-blocking: this means any input can be routed to any output.

    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.

    In general our solid state (L-band) matrices are non-blocking.

  • Matrix Sizes

    The Enigma Broadband Matrix has a full capacity of 32 inputs x 32 outputs, but can be supplied part-populated, and expanded in single increments. Multiple modules can also be joined together to make systems such as 32 inputs x 16 outputs.

    For other sizes please see;

    Victor Matrix - Up to 16 input x 16 output (populated in increments of 4)

    Hurricane Matrix - up to 64 inputs x 64 outputs (populated by increments of 8)

    Vortex Matrix - Up to 64 inputs x 64 outputs (populated in increments of 16)

    Vulcan Matrix - Up to 128 inputs x 128 outputs (populated in increments of 8) 

Connector Type Model No. Price Datasheets
50 ohm BNC
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75 ohm BNC
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75 ohm F-type
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50 ohm SMA
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