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Agilis ALB 229 Compact 40W Ku-Band BUC (Block Upconverter)

  • 14.0 to 14.5 GHz
  • Input interface Type F female
  • Output interface WR75G
  • LO Frequency 13.05 GHz
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Agilis ALB229 40W BUC (14.0 - 14.5 GHz Ku-Band)

Agilis ALB 229 40W BUC. Output Frequency: Ku-Band 14.0 - 14.50 GHz, LO Frequency: 13.05 GHz, Input Interface: Type F female, Output Interface: WR 75G, M&C: Serial & Ethernet (ALB2290F7-40C-F)

This small and light weight BUC is ideal for SOTM applications while also offering benefits for fixed and maritime applications.

Designed to be mounted on the feed horn, the BUC has “Best in Class” efficiency and “Lowest power consumption” less than 330W. The unit works on a wide range DC power supply of 38V to 60V. Innovative and efficient thermal design makes this BUC on of the smallest, robust, reliable and rugged enough to withstand outdoor conditions in the industry.

The unit can be configured to work in 1:1 redundant mode by adding on a simple redundancy option to the basic unit

40W BUC Features

  • Compact and light weight
  • Feed mountable
  • Available in both standard and extended Ku-Band
  • Forward power detection facility
  • Intuitive monitoring & control through RS232/485
  • Ethernet (SNMP & HTTP)
  • Auto ranging 38 to 60V DC Power Supply
  • Automatic fault identification & alarm generation
  • Wide operating temperature range -40 to +60 deg C
  • IP65 rated housing ( Weather proof Construction)
  • RoHS compliant

Quality Assurance

100% of all BUCs go through stringent quality checks in addition to well defined Electrical Stress Screening to ensure operation in harsh outdoor environments. The BUCs are also subjected to seal test to test for water ingress.


Field proven under harsh environment conditions. Agilis ODUs can withstand temperature ranging from -40 to +60 deg C with up to 100% humidity

ALB 229 40W Specifications
Frequency Range 14.0 - 14.50 GHz
Input Frequency 950 to 1450 MHz
LO Frequency 13.05 GHz
Power Output @ Psat 46 dBm
Spectral Re-growth 30dBc @ PLinear
Small Signal Gain 70 dB Min
Gain Flatness over Full Bandwidth ±2.0 dB
Gain Slope over 40MHz ±1 dB
Gain Stability over Temp ±2 dB @ from -40°C to +60°C
Gain Control 20 dB in steps of 0.5 dB
O/P spurious According to EN301428
Phase Noise
    @1kHz offset
    @10 kHz offset
    @ 100 kHz offset

-73 dBc/Hz
-83 dBc/Hz
-93 dBc/Hz
Intermodulation Product
(with 2 carriers, 1MHz apart, at 6dB backoff from Output @P1dB)
-27 dBc max
Frequency Inversion Non inverting
I/P VSWR 1.3:1
O/P VSWR 1.25:1
Input Interface 75 ohm F-Type female
Output Interface WR75G
DC Power
Prime Power 48VDC (range 38 to 60VDC) via external MS connector
Power Consumption 330W (Typical @ 46 dBm)
Operating Temperature -40°C to +60°C
Relative Humidity up to 100%
Weather Protection sealed to IP65
External Reference
Frequency 10 MHz
Phase Noise External Reference Dependent
Power -5 to +5 dBm
Monitor and Control (optional)
Monitor BUC Temperature
Status alarm
Output Power
Reverse power
Input Power
LED Status Indication
Control Attenuation
RF output mute
Interface RS232 / RS485 & Ethernet (SNMP & HTTP) Bluetooth (optional)
Tx Redundancy In-built
Dimensions (L x W x H) 200 mm x 130 mm x 130 mm
Weight 3.7 kg
Color White Powder Coat
Compliance Standard
IEC 609501-2nd Edition International Safety Standard for Information Technology Equipment
ETSI EN 301 489-12 Electromagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standard for radio equipment and services; Part 12: Specific conditions for Very Small Aperture Terminal, Satellite Interactive Earth Stations operated in the frequency ranges between 4 GHz and 30 GHz in the fixed Satellite Service (FSS)
ETSI EN 301 489-1 Electromagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Standard for Radio Equipment and Services
FCC Part 15 Class B Two levels of radiation and conducted emissions Limits for unintentional radiators (FCC Mark)
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