Compact Outdoor X-Band Solid State Power Amplifiers
The Paradise Datacom Compact Outdoor (-CO) Series SSPAs finally bring high power solid state transmit amplifiers right to the antenna's feed.
It is built for extreme environmental conditions
and high reliability operation. Along with the robust construction
exists the highest power density in the industry. This allows
solid state technology to be used in applications that have long
been reserved for TWTAs.
At less than 40 lbs. (18 kg), and only slightly larger than a shoe
box, this family of SSPAs is available in output power levels in
the following range:
Optional side-mount AC
input for SNG installations
Paradise Datacom offers C-, X-, and Ku-Band amplifiers with an integrated L-Band Block Up
Converter. The L-Band units utilize Paradise Datacom’s proprietary ZBUC™ technology. The
addition of a ZBUC to a Compact Outdoor SSPA typically increases the gain by 2-4 dB. The
advantages of ZBUC technology include:
ZBUC can detect and switch to an extenally supplied reference.
Optional Internal high stability (10MHz) reference.
ZBUC can lock to an externally supplied reference of 5, 10, 20, 25, or 50 MHz without
ZBUC can accept a wide range of external reference power (-10dBm to +5 dBm)
ZBUC can accept FSK monitor and control signal via the IFL for complete amplifer remote
Remote Control Panel - Ethernet Interface for the Compact Outdoor SSPA
The RCP2-1000 is a Remote Control Panel for the Compact Outdoor SSPA. It only requires 1RU of cabinet
space and provides and identical local interface as exists on Paradise Datacom Indoor Rack Mount amplifiers.
The controller communicates with the outdoor amplifier via a RS485 link. The controller then provides a wide
range of interface capability including Ethernet communications. The following communication links are available
at the Remote Control Panel:
RS232 or Addressable RS485 Serial Data
Discrete (Parallel) Interface - Form C contact outputs & Opto Isolated Inputs
Ethernet Interface - A full compliment of Ethernet Communications including UDP, SNMP, and an
internal web browser.
Local (Manual) interface via front panel LCD display
Fiber Optic Interface
Paradise Datacom offers an Outdoor Fiber Optic Converter Module (OFM-1000) for the Compact Outdoor
SSPA which interfaces with a rack mountable Fiber Optic to L Band Transceiver (RCPF-1000).
The 1RU Indoor Fiber Optic to L Band Transceiver complements the Compact Outdoor Amplifier for a complete
Optical interface for the amplifier.
What distinguishes the Paradise Datacom Fiber Optic solution is the ability to transmit and receive not only the
L-Band IFL, but also a 10 MHz reference signal and an FSK signal that provides complete remote control of the
amplifier. When equipped with a Paradise Datacom PD25 L-Band modem, a complete base-band to optical
interface is realized.
A system utilizing a Fiber Optic link can have an IFL length in excess of 1km. An optical link is also desirable in
areas in which L-Band interference can degrade the system’s performance.
Gain Adjustment 0.1 dB resolution adjustable by either serial or analog voltage input: 0.5 to 2.5 VDC
Intermodulation Distortion 3dB back off relative to P1dB
AM/PM Conversion (@ rated P1dB)
Spurious (@ rated P1dB)
Harmonics (@ rated P1dB-3dB)
Noise Figure at maximum gain
Power Requirements Line Voltage (power factor corrected)
90 to 265 VAC
Monitor & Control
User Interface includes: Summary alarm (out) Auxiliary alarm (out) Summary alarm (out) Auxiliary alarm (out) Voltage alarm (out) Current alarm (out) Temperature alarm (out) Remote mute (in) Auxiliary alarm (in) RF power monitor (out) Analog gain adjustment BUC alarm (option) M&C Host PC Link
Form C relay Form C relay Open collector output Open collector output Open collector output Open collector output Open collector output Closure to ground Closure to ground + 4vdc @ Psat 0.5 to 2.5 VDC Open collector output RS232 - RS485
Size width x length x height
10.0 x 19.5 x 6.50 inches 254 x 495 x 165 mm
Weight C-Band to 200W / Ku-Band to 70W 250W C-Band / 100, 125 W Ku-Band
36 lbs. (16.4 kg) 44 lbs. (20 kg)
Paint White; powder coat
Connectors: RF Input RF Output HPAK-2XXX-CO HPAC-2XXX-CO RF Output Sample Line Power Monitor and Control Link Port Redundancy Switch
Type N female
WR75 Waveguide Grooved flange WR137 Waveguide CPR137G flange Type N female 3-pin MS-type Plug 32-pin MS-type Socket 6-pin MS type Socket 6-pin MS-type Socket