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Falcon 2 Frequency Converters

What is a frequency converter?

Frequency Converters are used to translate a band of signals from one frequency to another.

Indroducing Falcon2 

ETL's Falcon2 Frequency Converter range offers upconverters, downconverters, agile and block in a compact 1U GENUS modular chassis. Operating across Ka, Ku, K, C, X, L and IF-band spectrum and available as an indoor or outdoor unit. 

Flexible module configurations allowup to four Falcon2 conversion modules to be housed within the GENUS chassis. Depending on your requirements these could be all upconverters, all downconverters, or a mix of both. All modules are field-serviceable and replaceable including the hot-swappable dual redundant power supplies and CPU.

Superior RF performance and advanced cooling features, Falcon2 positions itself as the preferred choice for teleports, earth stations, satellite operations, government and defence applications, telemetry, tracking, command, and high-resilience scenarios. 

Field replaceable internal reference source and external reference inject port, enabling the user to utilise the latest referencing technologies. Falcon2 has superior phase noise and enhanced spurious specifications.

Redundancy configurations (2+1 and 1+1) are also available within the converter chassis, meaning that a separate chassis for redundancy is not required.

Latest security software, Falcon2 is equipped with SNMPv3 and HTTPS, helping to future-proof your ground segment.


- Teleports and earth stations
- Satellite operators
- Government and defence
- Telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C)
- High resilience applications


Flexible module configurations are available.  Choose from modules with different operating frequencies, options include Ka, Ku, K, C, X, L and IF-band conversions. Choose all upconverters, all downconverters or a mix of both.
Falcon 2 L-band to IF-band agile downconverter

Available Modules

Block Upconverter

Block Downconverter

Agile Downconverter

Falcon K-band to L-band Block UpconverterFalcon K-band to L-band Block Downconverter Falcon L-band to IF-band Agile Downconverter
Falcon L-band to Ku-band Block UpconverterFalcon Ku-band to L-band Block DownconverterFalcon X-band to L-band Agile Downconverter
 Falcon C-band to L-band Block Downconverter 


Conversion chassis providing up to 4 hot-swap converter modules. Choose a mixture of agile and block, upconverter and downconverter modules, with the choice of different operating frequencies, in the same chassis.


In the unlikely event of failure, all active components can be hot-swapped. Including dual redundant hot-swap power supplies, field-replaceable CPU and HMI.
Falcon 2 L-band to IF-band agile downconverter


ETL's Falcon frequency converters are the only products on the market that offer hot-swap redundancy in the same 1U GENUS chassis. 2+1 or 1+1 redundancy configurations are available.
Falcon2 Top view of L-band to IF-band agile downconverter