X-band Fixed Frequency Converters


For Remote Sensing Block Converters

ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS offers fixed frequency converters operating in the standard X-band and presented in a indoor/outdoor mounting plug and play panel:

  • Up Converter
  • Down Converter

An ultra stable internal frequency reference is available but external reference can also be used (5 or 10 MHz automatic synchronization).


  • Direct conversion from 8020 – 8420 MHz to 720 MHz ± 200 MHz
  • Remote sensing : Direct interface with LNA and High Data Rate Receiver

Main Features

  • Monitoring and Control (gain, mute and alarms) through a dongle or a parallel or serial link.
  • LNA power supply provided (converter generated +15 VDC / 300 mA limited) and alarm copy.
  • Converter DC power supply could be provided on connector and through IF line (Outdoor version).

Main Benefits

  • Outstanding Dynamic range
  • Low Noise Factor
  • High Output Intermodulation Product
  • Low image rejection and spurious
  • Highly efficient frequency filtering
  • Ultra Low Phase Noise
  • IESS -30 dB typical phase noise
  • 0.1° RMS typical 100 Hz – 1 MHz integrated phase noise
  • Easy to use, easy to install
  • Single DC power supply (Outdoor version)
  • Single AC (100 – 240 V ±10%) power supply (Indoor version)
  • No M&C required
  • Internal Frequency Reference
  • Rugged packaging for outdoor
  • IP65 compliant
  • Extended temperature range


  • Frequency band extension: 8120 – 8520 MHz RF input/output
  • External 5/10 MHz synchro through IF input/output
  • M&C asymmetric TTL
  • LNA DC power supply via RF connector