LPOD-R C-, X- or Ku-Band Block Up Converter (BUC)/SSPA

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LPOD-R C-, X- or Ku-Band Block Up Converter (BUC)/SSPA

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  • Advanced FSK
  • NetVue Integrated Management System
  • Optimized Efficiency

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Our LPOD-R family of Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters (BUCs) deliver rated power, guaranteed, to the transmit waveguide flange at the 1 dB compression point. The LPOD-R is a cost-effective alternative to the LPOD, where the full LPOD’s support of internal 10 MHz and redundancy is not required. There are three LPOD-R models available – PS .5, PS 1 and PS 1.5.

Each LPOD-R consists of a SSPA module with the Monitor/Control Processor (MCP), a power supply and a fan assembly. To ensure the maximum usable output power with stable operation over a wide range of environmental conditions, the units feature a low loss combining technique and MCP-based temperature-versus-gain compensation. The LPOD-R units are compact in size and weight, lending itself to installations with limited available mounting space. Common installations for the LPOD-R are ship-borne antenna systems, small “flyaway” systems, and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vehicles.


  • Advanced FSK – When used with our modems the LPOD-R provides enhanced functionality utilizing the industry-standard FSK communications channel. Advanced FSK offers full control of single thread and, where applicable, redundant systems from the modem front panel without additional cabling or cost. The LPOD-R can also be accessed via the Ethernet M&C port of the modem and controlled via Embedded Distant-end Monitor and Control (EDMAC).
  • Ethernet – By using the Ethernet port on the LPOD-R, the unit can be controlled via a web-based graphical user interface, Telnet and SNMP.
  • NetVue Integrated Management System – The units can be managed by our NetVue, which provides the level of network insight required to run optimal networks. NetVue provides a single intuitive graphical user interface that acts as a user-friendly front-end to monitor and control network equipment. It features a robust, comprehensive network management and analytics engine that allows users to intelligently maximize resources, ensure network uptime and provide the elevated levels of service that are required to support fixed and remote sites in the field.
  • Optimized Efficiency – The low power consumption (60W Nominal) of the LPOD R PS.5 10W Ku and 12W C band overcomes the BUC power limitations found in many TDMA modems. This provides a very cost effective and convenient path to increased throughput and link availability.

IF Input Frequency Note 1 / RF Output Frequency
950 – 1525 MHz 5.850 – 6.425 GHz
950 – 1750 MHz 5.850 – 6.650 GHz (optional)
950 – 1825 MHz 5.850 – 6.725 GHz (optional)
965 – 1265 MHz 6.725 – 7.025 GHz
950 – 1450 MHz 7.900 – 8.400 GHz
950 – 1450 MHz 14.00 – 14.50 GHz (Stand. on non PS.5)
950 – 1700 MHz 13.75 – 14.50 GHz (opt.) *STD on PS.5
950 – 1450 MHz 12.75 – 13.25 GHz (PS1.5 LKu Only)
Gain Min. (Typical)
All power levels
PS .5: 60 ( 65 dB), optional 70 (75 dB)
PS1, 1.5: 70 (75 dB)
Max. IF Input level (no damage) +10 dBm
Gain Adjust 20 dB in 0.25 dB steps
Gain Flatness ± 2.0 dB full band (optional ± 2.5 dB full band (-50° to +55°C))
± 0.50 dB per 40 MHz (optional ±
1.0 dB per 40 MHz (-50° to +55°C)
Gain variation over temp ±2.0 dB max., -40° to +55°C
(optional ± 2.5 dB max. (-50° to +55°C))
Input Return Loss 14 dB (1.5:1 VSWR)
Output Return Loss 17.7 dB (1.3:1 VSWR)
Noise Figure 15 dB typ., 20 dB max. @ min. attenuation
RF Mute Isolation -60 dBc min.
AM/PM Conversion 2° typ., 3.5° max. @ Rated P1dB
3rd Order Intermod. Level
(2 tones, @ -3 dB Total Back Off from P1 dB (-6 dBc SCL), Δ 1 MHz)
-30 dBc typ., -25 dBc Guaranteed
Spurious Level
Harmonics -50 dBc @ Prated -3dB
Carrier Related In-band -60 dBc min. @ P1dB
Non-Carrier Related In-band -60 dBm max. (Input Terminated)
LO Leakage -25 dBm max.
Group Delay
Linear ± 0.03 ns/MHz
Parabolic ± .003 ns/MHz2
Ripple ± 1.0 ns pk-pk
Data Logging parameters Non-Volatile RAM: Capacity 30 days @ 90 minute intervals.
RF Output Power
Mute Status
Heatsink Temperature
(View our PDF Datasheet for more information)
1 Allow 1 dB degradation from 13.75 to 14.0 GHz and 6425 to 6725 MHz

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