Equipment and Components for the RF and Microwave industry

Loop Test Translators
Bench Instrument - Manual Control

  • S, C, X, Ku & DBS Bands
  • Simulates Satellite Link
  • Tx-Rx, Tx-L and L-Rx Conversions
  • High Stability
  • Low Phase Noise
  • Gain Adjustment
  • Portable
  • Custom Options

Single Band LTT
The BLT series of Loop Test Translators are designed to replace the satellite link for test and alignment of earth station systems operating in S, C, X, Ku or DBS frequency bands. Incorporating fundamental frequency phase locked oscillators and double balanced mixers, the translators block convert frequencies from uplink to either downlink or L-Band and from L-Band to downlink for instantaneous monitoring of frequency, power levels and modulation. The input path contains a front panel controlled continuously variable attenuator for reducing input power levels. Each unit also provides a reference frequency output and LO lock alarm.

Multi Band LTT
Multiple transmit or receive frequency bands can be accommodated within a single Loop Test Translator and these can be selected from the single band model table. Band selection is then by means of a front panel switch.

 General Specifications
 Maximum Input Level
+10dBm
 Conversion Gain
-20dB nom.
 Conversion Flatness
+/-2dB typ.
+/-0.5dB/40MHz max.
 Attenuation Range
30dB min.
 Impedance
50 ohms
 Input VSWR
1.8:1 typ.
 Output VSWR
1.8:1 typ.
 LO Frequency Stability +/-5ppm max. over 0+50C
+/-2ppm typ. over +10+40C
+/-2ppm/day max.
 Internal Reference 25 or 50MHz standard
 Reference Output As internal reference
 Signal Related Spurious -50dBc typ.
 LO Related Spurious -50dBm typ.
 Input Power 80-240V, 50-60Hz
 Input Power Connector IEC with fuse
 Operating Temperature 0+50C
 Storage Temperature -40+85C
 Attenuation Control 10 turn with dial, front panel
 Lock Alarm LED, front panel
 RF Input Connector SMA female, rear panel
 RF Output Connector SMA female, rear panel
 Ref. Monitor Connector SMA female, rear panel
 Size 260 x 110 x 360mm incl. connectors

Phase Noise (dBc/Hz) (typical)
Offset Frequency (Hz) LO Frequency (MHz)
650 1750 3050 5100 7400 13050
100 -76 -75 -66 -60 -56 -53
1K -80 -78 -76 -92 -90 -85
10K -115 -110 -100 -105 -100 -95
100K -122 -120 -118 -112 -110 -105
1M -132 -130 -128 -125 -120 -115

Options:
-00 Standard
-01 10MHz Int. Ref.
-02 50MHz Ext. Ref
-03 10MHz Ext. Ref.
-04 OCXO Int. Ref.
-11 Switched Ext. LO

 
-12 Exclusive Ext.LO
-21 0dB Conv. Gain
-31 Step Atten. 69dB
-41 N female input
-42 N female output

Custom Options:



Frequency Configuration Table

Model No Translation
Bands
Input
Frequency Range
(MHz)
Ouput
Frequency Range
(MHz)
LO
Frequency
(MHz)
BLT-0175-S S Tx-Rx 2025-2125 2200-2300 175
BLT-1075-S S Tx-L 2025-2125 950-1050 1075
BLT-1250-S S L-Rx 950-1050 2200-2300 1250
BLT-2225C C Tx-Rx 5845-6425 3620-4200 2225
BLT-4975-C C Tx-L 5925-6425 950-1450 4975
BLT-2750-C C L-Rx 950-1450 3700-4200 2750
BLT-7375-Cl C Tx-L (inv) 5925-6425 1450-950 7375
BLT-0650-X X Tx-Rx 7900-8400 7250-7750 650
BLT-6950-X X Tx-L 7900-8400 950-1450 6950
BLT-6300-X X L-Rx 950-1450 7250-7750 6300
BLT-1800-Ku Ku Tx-Rx 12750-13250 10950-11450 1800
BLT-2050-Ku Ku Tx-Rx 12750-13250 10700-11200 2050
BLT-11800-Ku Ku Tx-L 12750-13250 950-1450 11800
BLT-1750-KuE KuE Tx-Ku Rx 13750-14500 12000-12750 1750
BLT-2300-KuE KuE Tx-Ku Rx 13750-14500 11450-12200 2300
BLT-2800-KuE KuE Tx-Ku Rx 13750-14500 10950-11700 2800
BLT-3050-KuE KuE Tx-Ku Rx 13750-14500 10700-11450 3050
BLT-12800KuE KuE Tx-L 13750-14500 950-1700 12800
BLT-11050-Ku Ku L-Rx 950-1700 12000-12750 11050
BLT-10500-Ku Ku L-Rx 950-1700 11450-12200 10500
BLT-10000-Ku Ku L-Rx 950-1700 10950-11700 10000
BLT-9750-Ku Ku L-Rx 950-1700 10700-11450 9750
BLT-11300-Ku Ku L-Rx 950-1450 12250-12750 11300
BLT-10750-Ku Ku L-Rx 950-1450 11700-12200 10750
BLT-1750-Ku Ku Tx-Rx 14000-14500 12250-12750 1750
BLT-2300-Ku Ku Tx-Rx 14000-14500 11700-12200 2300
BLT-2550-Ku Ku Tx-Rx 14000-14500 11450-11950 2550
BLT-3050-Ku Ku Tx-Rx 14000-14500 10950-11450 3050
BLT-13050-Ku Ku Tx-L 14000-14500 950-1450 13050
BLT-5100-DBS DBS Tx-Rx 17300-17800 12200-12700 5100
BLT-5178-DBS DBS Tx-Rx 17300-17800 12122-12622 5178
BLT-5600-DBS-A DBS Tx-Rx 17300-17800 11700-12200 5600
BLT-5600-DBS-B DBS Tx-Rx 17300-18100 11700-12500 5600
BLT-5600-DBS-C DBS Tx-Rx 17800-18100 12200-12500 5600
BLT-7400-DBS DBS Tx-Rx 18100-18400 10700-11000 7400
BLT-16350-DBS-A DBS Tx-L 17300-17800 950-1450 16350
BLT-16350-DBS-B DBS Tx-L 17300-18100 950-1750 16350
BLT-16350-DBS-F DBS Tx-L 17300-18400 950-2050 16350
BLT-168350-DBS DBS Tx-L 17800-18100 950-1250 16850
BLT-17150-DBS DBS Tx-L 18100-18400 950-1250 17150
BLT-11250-DBS DBS L-Rx 950-1450 12200-12700 11250
BLT-11172-DBS DBS L-Rx 950-1450 12122-12622 11172
BLT-10750-DBS DBS L-Rx 950-1750 11700-12500 10750
BLT-9750-DBS DBS L-Rx 950-1250 10700-11000 9750

We reserve the right to change standard product specifications without notice but will be pleased to consider control drawings for quotation.

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