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Vortex L-band Matrix (Downlink) 64 x 64


  • Description

    The Vortex distributive (full fan-out) Matrix, routing in a compact form factor (8U high). The Vortex has been designed to provide high resilience for mission critical applications, with redundant, hot-swap active components.

    The Vortex L-Band Matrix is housed in an 8U 19" rack enclosure. It has a module capacity of 64 inputs x 64 outputs, but can be part populated to any size.

    A variety of impedances and connector types are available.

  • Benefits

    Key Benefits:

    - 64 x 64 routing in a compact 8U shelf.

    - Simple 'plug & go' installation. 

    - Further expansion of RF matrix to 1024 x 1024.

    - Continuous monitoring and reporting of all active components.

    - All settings are retained after a communications power failure. 

    For full technical specifications, please see the product datasheet.

  • Application

    Typical Applications:

    - RF content acquisition for TVRP & IPTV headends.

    - Broadcast occasional use. 

    - Remote controlled unmanned satcom sites. 

    - Large Teleports

  • 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 Vortex Matrix has a full capacity of 64 inputs x 64 outputs, but can be supplied part-populated in input / output increments of 16 - such as 32x64 or 48x48.  It can then be hot expanded to 64x64.  Larger systems can be made using multiple (Vortex) modules with system splitters and / or combiners – such as 64x128 or 64x192 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)

    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) 

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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