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Ensign Fan-In Fan-Out (FIFO) Extended L-band Matrix 32 x 32 with 0-10dB variable gain


  • Description

    Model NSN-102 is the new generation Ensign Extended L-band RF Matrix with 0-10 dB Variable Gain.

    The compact 6U, 32 inputs x 32 outputs matrix operates over the 850 -2450 MHz frequency range and is both Fan-In and Fan-Out (FIFO), which means that multiple inputs can be combined and the combined signal can then be routed (distributed) to multiple outputs. This is typically to allow modems access to multiple uplink chains, but it can also be used as a Transmit and Receive matrix for smaller teleports or ground stations.

    The NSN-102 also benefits from secure communications with SNMPv3 & HTTPS.

    A range of RF connectors and impedances are available, including BNC, Ftype and SMA in 50 Ω or 75 Ω. Model numbers will vary. See the datasheet for full RF specifications.

  • Benefits

    Key Benefits:

    - Switching flexibility with the ability to split and combine feeds at the same time (FIFO)

    - 0-10 dB Variable gain to balance input signals

    - 850 - 2450 MHz extended L-band operating frequency range

    - Compact up to 32 inputs x 32 outputs housed in a 6U high, 19" wide chassis

    - Upgraded local control & monitoring via front panel capacitive touchscreen

    - Self diagnostics with continuous monitoring of amplifiers, CPU’s & PSU’s

    - Minimal impact from failure with hot -swap single input & output RF cards, dual power supplies, dual CPU’s and fans 

    - Expansion in single increments or with additional matrix modules for larger systems

    - Resilience from dual redundant power supplies & CPU modules

    - Remote control & monitoring via RJ45 Ethernet port with SNMP & web browser interface

    - Secure communications with SNMPv3 & HTTPS

    - Dry contact alarm port & serial communications for amplifier & power supply status

  • Applications

    Typical applications:

    - HTS gateways due to extended bandwidth

    - MEO / LEO uplink chains

    - Downlink & uplinks for smaller teleport.

    - RF content acquisition for TVRO & IPTV headends

    - Signal monitoring of satellite traffic

    - Remote controlled unmanned satcom sites

  • Matrix Types

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

    Full Fan-in - Fan-out (FIFO): multiple inputs can be combined and the combined signal can then be routed (distributed) to multiple outputs.

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

  • Matrix Size

    The Ensign Matrix has a full capacity of 32 inputs x 32 outputs, but can be supplied part-populated in single input / output increments - such as 15x25 or 32x16.  It can then be hot expanded to 32x32.  Larger systems can be made using multiple (Ensign) modules with system splitters and / or combiners – such as 32x64 or 32x128 up to a maximum of 512x512.

    We also have modules with other capacities - please see;

    Hawk Matrix - Dual 8 input x 8 output 

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

    Enigma Matrix - up to 32 inputs x 32 outputs (populated by increments of 1)

    Hurricane Matrix - Up to 64 inputs x 64 outputs (populated in increments of 8)

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

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

Title Model No. Price Datasheets
50 Ohm SMA
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50 Ohm BNC
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75 Ohm BNC
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75 Ohm F-type
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