Learn About Microwave Converter Design...

In principle, microwave frequency conversion is the simple process of 'multiplying' or 'mixing' a Local Oscillator (LO) signal with the signal to be converted either up or down. The mixing process uses the product-to-sum trigonometric identity to create upper and lower sideband frequencies, which can then be filtered to obtain the desired frequency shifted signal.


In practice, the challenges of making a good frequency converter with minimal distortion to the signal at a reasonable price can be very substantial. We have overcome many of these obstacles by making the majority of the components with proprietary techniques here in our own facility, giving our converters an unmatched combination of performance ideal for today's demanding applications and economy.

The high performance fixed block converter offers numerous advantages over more expensive agile converters for many applications. Their greater dynamic range, lower phase noise, wider instantaneous bandwidth, and reasonable price gives them a unique niche in the microwave industry.

Consider the following important criteria for your converter needs...

Bandwidth Considerations



Spurious Free Dynamic Range


Intermodulation Distortion


Phase Noise

Phase Noise L

Packaging Technology


Frequency Combining


Combiner L