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DCA Modular Down-Converters

Our ultra performance converters are now offered in a new modular format that is compatible with Keysight's AXIe chassis like the M9505A, allowing you to take advantage of the many benefits of the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture the M9505A is based on. The new KJ Microwave DCA line of modular down-converters allows you to plug in an ultra performance frequency converter right next to your favorite baseband hardware from other popular vendors, making it easy to quickly configure a custom solution for your particular frequency band of interest. In addition, the DCA converters come standard with our low phase noise option and a convenient reference output port for 'daisy chaining' other coherent or multi-channel equipment.

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With the DCA's outstanding system noise figure, SFDR, phase noise, and bandwidth, your digitally synthesized baseband signal can be down-converted 'virtually transparently' to baseband frequencies for optimum system performance. The DCA converters are also true sub-octave converters with serious cavity filter preselection, virtually guaranteeing spurious free operation even in environments where strong out-of-band signals are present. They make an excellent low cost receiver front-end for popular vector signal analysis equipment, signal recorders, and signal collection equipment.

Occupying only a single card slot and supporting both A - B power busses, the DCA and UCA converter products are ideal for either casual laboratory usage or redundant 'always on' protected applications. Whether you are building a custom high-volume test system or need a laboratory link development platform, the new DCA converters slide right in where you need them to go and provide a fast easy way from microwave to baseband frequencies.

Model

RF Input (GHz)

IF Output (GHz)

BW (GHz)

Spurious (dBc)

Harmonics (dBc)

P out @ 70 dBc IMD (dBm)

Phase Noise @ 100 KHz (dBc)

DCA-0306

3.2-6.2

0.2-3.2

3.0

70

70

-15

-110

DCA-0710

7.2-10.2

0.2-3.2

3.0

70

70

-15

-110

DCA-0811

8.2-11.8

0.2-3.2

3.6

70

70

-15

-110

DCA-1316 13.2-16.2 0.2-3.2 3.0 70 70 -15 -110
DCA-1619 16.2-19.2 0.2-3.2 3.0 70 70 -15 -110

Don't see your particular converter? Contact us and let us know your requirements, as we are always working on something new.

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