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Newtec Azimuth Series AZ710 Frequency Upconverter

  • Agile IF to L-band up-converter
  • Switchable spectrum inversion
  • Ultra fine L-band frequency resolution
  • Very low spurious characteristics

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AZ710 Key Features

  • Agile IF to L-band up-converter
  • Optional up-conversion to C, Ku or DBS-band
  • Ultra fine L-band frequency resolution (48Hz)
  • IF input frequency switchable between 70 MHZ & 140 MHz
  • Switchable spectrum inversion
  • Very high frequency stability
  • Very low spurious characteristics
  • Phase noise compliant with Intelsat IBS/ Eutelsat SMS
  • High linearity over the entire bandwidth
  • Optional 10 MHz + 24Vdc for BUC

AZ710 Frequency Upconverter

The Newtec Azimuth Series AZ710 is a high performance frequency upconverter designed for a wide range of broadcast, telco and IP satellite applications.

The AZ710 offers advanced and unique features such as a calibrated high linearity over the entire bandwidth combined with a very high frequency stability. These features make the AZ710 the perfect solution for a wide range of transmissions ranging from very small carriers to full transponder applications.

In its default configuration, the AZ710 converts IF to L-band signals. The IF input frequency is switchable between 70MHz and 140MHz. The L-band output frequency ranges from 950MHz up to 1750MHz in steps of 48Hz. Optionally, the AZ710 can be delivered with a C, Ku or DBS-band with an L-band monitoring output.

Main Advantages

  • Highest signal quality
  • Extensive coverage of all transponder frequencies
  • High flexibility


  • Earth Stations
  • DTH uplinks
  • DSNG uplinks
  • Telco and trunking satellite infrastructures
  • VSAT hubs
  • Generic satcom applications

The high output frequency stability is provided by an internal 10 MHz reference clock. For applications requiring a very high frequency stability such as very low data rate carriers, an optional reference clock of 0,01ppm can be ordered separately.

A DC power supply and a reference frequency on the L-band output are also available as options, providing a compact and cost effective solution when the AZ710 is used in combination with an outdoor RF upconverter and/or amplifier.

The AZ710 is easy to operate and monitor. All control and monitoring parameters are available locally on the front panel and remotely through a web interface. It is also possible to control or monitor the AZ710 via RMCP or SNMP.

Input interface upconverter (IF)
Connector BNC (F), 50 ohms
Return loss >15dB
Frequency range 70 MHz +/- 18MHz
140 MHz +/- 36 MHz
Input level IF (typical) -35 to +5 dBm
Output interface upconverter (L-band)
Connector SMA (F), 50 ohms
Return loss >15dB
Frequency range 950 to 1750 MHz
Frequency step size 48 Hz
Output level -30 to +10 dBm
Output interface upconverter (RF), optional
Connector RF-band out SMA (F), 50 ohms
Return loss >12dB
Output level C & Ku-band >0 dBm
Output level DBS-band >+10 dBm
Frequency range RF-band

5.85 - 6.65 GHz
12.75 - 13.25 GHz
13.75 - 14.50 GHz
17.30 - 18.10 GHz
17.60 - 18.4 GHz
10 MHz reference input / output
Connector BNC (F), 50 ohms
Input level -3dbm up to 7dBm
Output level +7dBm
Stability ±5x10-8 over 0°C to 70°C
BUC power and reference frequency (optional)
Max. current 1,5 A
Voltage 24V
Frequency 10MHz
Stability ±5x10-8 over 0°C to 70°C
Channel characteristics
Programmable IF gain -15 to 20dB
IF gain step size 0.1 dB
Programmable L-band gain -20 to +20dB
L-band gain step size 0.1dB
Programmable RF gain (C&Ku) dB(±5dB) -20 to +20
Programmable RF gain (DBS) -10 to +30 dB
RF-band gain step size 0.1dB
Gain variation over 36/72 MHz BW (L-band) 1.2 dB peak-to-peak
Gain variation over 36/72 MHz BW (RF) 2.6 dB peak-to-peak
Output 1dB compression (L-band) +10dBm
Output 1dB compression (C & Ku-band) +0 dBm
Output 1dB compression (DBS-band) +10dBm
Third order intermod <-60 dBc (typical)
Third order intercept (L-band) +26dBm
Third order intercept (C & Ku-band ) >+10 dBm
Third order intercept (DBS-band) >+20dBm
AM/PM conversion (L-band) 0.1°/dB max@0dBm
Spectrum inversion Selectable
Output switching suppression <-80 dBm
Noise (upconverter)
Noise figure <20 dB (typical)
In-band spurious
(@ -10 dBm output level and for rates >200 kbaud)
<-65 dBc
Phase Noise
    @10 Hz
    @100 Hz
    @1 KHz
    @10 KHz
    @100 KHz
<-50 dBc/Hz<-35 dBc/Hz
<-70 dBc/Hz<-60 dBc/Hz
<-80 dBc/Hz<-75 dBc/Hz
<-85 dBc/Hz<-85 dBc/Hz
<-95 dBc/Hz<-95 dBc/Hz
Monitor and control interfaces
  • Web server GUI (HTTP) via web browser
  • Diagnostics report, alarm log (HTTP)
  • RMCP over TCP-IP/UDP and RS232/RS485
  • SNMP v.2c/MIB
Alarm Interface
  • Electrical dual contact closure alarm contacts
  • Connector 9-pin sub-D (F)
  • Logical interface and general device alarm
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