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Agilis ALB-229 Compact 150W/200W Ku-Band Block Upconverters

  • Available in Std and Ext Ku-Band
  • Fwd and reverse Power Detection
  • Built-in redundancy
  • Rx reject filter
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Agilis ALB-229 Compact 150W/200W Ku-Band Block Upconverters

This small and lightweight BUC is ideal for mobile and satellite uplink applications.

The BUC has “Best in Class” efficiency and “lowest power consumption.” The unit works on a wide range AC power supply of 96VAC to 264VAC. Innovative and efficient thermal design makes this BUC one of the smallest, robust, reliable and rugged enough to withstand outdoor conditions in the industry.

Built-in redundancy feature eliminates the use of an external controller for 1:1 redundancy operation. This eliminates messy cabling at the antenna making this a very elegant solution.

Extensive M/C interface with RS232/RS485/Ethernet (SNMP & HTTP), Bluetooth and Wifi.


  • Compact and lightweight
  • Available in standard and extended Ku-Band
  • Forward & reverse power detection
  • Input power detection
  • Intuitive monitoring & control through RS232/RS485 & Ethernet (SNMP & HTTP), Bluetooth and Wifi.
  • Automatic fault identification & alarm generation
  • Temperature compensation facility
  • Built-in redundancy facility
  • Built-in 10MHz reference with auto-detection
  • Built-in receive reject filter
  • Sample port for output monitoring
  • Wide operating temperature range -40ºC to +60ºC
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Waterproof

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 for water ingress verification.


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

RF Specifications
Transmit Frequency 14.00GHz – 14.5GHz
13.75GHz – 14.5GHz
IF Frequency Range 950MHz – 1450MHz
950MHz – 1700MHz
LO Frequency 13.05GHz
Output Power Psat / PLinear
51.8dBm / 48.8dBm
53dBm / 50dBm
Spectral Re-growth 30dBc @ PLinear
Third Order Intermod (two tone) -25dBc @ two signal 2MHz apart at PLinear
Small Signal Gain
150W/200W 75dB Min
Gain Flatness Full Band ±2dB
Gain Slope over 40MHz ±1dB
Gain Variation over temperature ±2dB @ from -40ºC to +60ºC
Gain Control 20dB in step of 0.5dB
O/P spurious According to EN301428
Phase Noise @ Offset

I/P VSWR 1.3:1
O/P VSWR 1.25:1
Noise Power Density
    Tx BD
    Rx BD

DC Power
Prime Power 230VAC (range 96V to 264VAC)
Power Consumption

IF Input Interface 50Ohms N-type Female
Output Interface WR 75G
External Reference
Frequency 10MHz
Power -5dBm to +5dBm
Internal reference Built-in (Auto detection)
External reference phase noise
Requirement @ frequency offset

Monitor and Control
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) / Wifi (Optional)
Tx Redundancy Built-in
Operating Temperature -40ºC to +60ºC
Humidity Up to 100%
Weather protection sealed to IP65
Dimensions 495L x 440W x 175H mm
Weight 23kg
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 4GHz and 30GHz 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 Class A Two levels of radiation and conducted emissions Limits for unintentional radiators (FCC Mark)
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