Vertex 50W KU-Band BUC

$9,850.00 $9,400.00


This is a Vertex 50W KU-Band BUC Model PKM14S040N. It has been tested and is guaranteed to work perfectly. 


This Vertex 50W KU-Band BUC a medium sized amplifier, with a frequency range of 14 GHz to 14.5 GHz. The amplifier is an SSPA with a BUC frequency converter built in. This combination if often called an SSPB.

The BUC is designed to operate outside on the antenna, and has the necessary environmental hardening. Because the BUC can be mounted close to the antenna feed, long runs of expensive waveguide are not required.

The full Vertex model is PKM14S50A and has been tested to work well across the entire frequency range.

• 40/50 W saturated output power
• 53 dB minimum gain
• Direct-reading RF power meter
• Microprocessor-based monitor and control
• Serial interface (RS232/422/485) standard
• Output isolator for high load VSWR protection
• 20 dB range digital gain adjustment
• RF output sample port

Vertex 50W KU-Band BUC Specifications

ParameterFeatures/NotesMeasurement RangeResolution
Gain Adjust0 to 20 dB0.1 dB
Power OutputCan be offset ±6 dB in 0.1 dB steps for calibration/loss compensation.40W: +16.0 to +48.0 dBm 50W: +17.0 to +49.0 dBm0.1 dB (top 20 dB)
TemperatureHeatsink-40.0 to +85.0 °C0.5 °C
CurrentEach stage0 to 10.00 A40 mA
Total current0 to 99.99 A40 mA
Voltage0 to 12.50 V50 mV
Reflected PowerAvailable on 1:1 systems only40W: +16.0 to +48.0 dBm0.1 dB
(with System Option 3).50W: +17.0 to +49.0 dBm(top 20 dB)