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Ensign Fan-in Fan-out (FIFO) Extended L-band Matrix 32 x 32


  • Description

    The Ensign Matrix operates over the 850 -2450MHz 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.

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

  • Benefits

    Key Benefits:

    - 32 x 32 fan-in and fan-out routing in a compact 6U high chassis.

    - Input and output cards can be expanded in single steps.

    - Further expansion of RF Matrix to 512 x 512 

    - Continuous monitoring and reporting of all active components (e.g amplifiers).

    - Reliability in service with hot-swappable active components.

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

    • Application

      Typical Applications:

      - MEO / LEO uplink chains

      - Downlink and uplink applications for smaller teleport.


    • Matrix Type

      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;

      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. 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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