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Amkom AMKU16NMR 16W Ext. Ku-Band BUC

Amkom AMKU16NMR 16W Ext. Ku-Band BUC

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  • Hyper-Light Package Design Only 3.1lbs (1.4kg)
  • Extreme Stability, Reliability and Performance
  • Built-in HPA Overdrive Circuit Protection
  • High Temperature Mode - up to + 70°C
  • Built-in Optimized Linearization
  • Built-in Ultra Receive Band Reject Filter
  • Built-in Anti Vibration Technology
  • Built-in DC Input Noise Suppression Filter
  • Extreme GaN Linearity and Efficiency
  • Exceeds ALL IESS-308/309 Phase Noise Standards
  • Triple protection sealed waveguide output
  • Field Replaceable IP69K Rated Fans
  • Fully Assembled and Rigorously Tested in the USA
  • 3 Year Warranty

Amkom AMKU16 16W Ext. Ku-Band BUC

The “MINI BRICK” series Extended (13.75 – 14.5GHz) Ku-Band BUCs are the next generation of the World’s Smallest feed-horn & boom-arm mountable BUCs in the industry, weighing-in only at 3.1lbs (1.4kg) and handling output power of 16W PSAT (min) at the Extended Ku-Band frequencies. We’ve picked the best of both worlds as we implemented the most mature, proven efficient and reliable GaAs + GaN High Power Amplifiers with internal overdrive protection. We’ve chosen an absolute and “No Corner Cutting” concept in our design. Its weatherproof and robust Hyper-Light package is constructed with the most advanced mechanical precision engineering in mind. We’ve taken absolutely no compromises during each of the design stages using only the toughest aerospace grade aluminum based metal with the most efficient heat disposal properties. Each unit is vigorously tested at our California facility according to our ATP (Acceptance Testing Procedure).


Mechanical Diagram


Operating RF Frequency

13.75 - 14.50 GHz

Operating IF frequency

950 to 1700 MHz

Local Oscillator

12.80 GHz

Rated Output Power | Linear Power SR @ -26dBc

16W 42dBm PSAT (min)

IF Connector


Prime Power via IF or MS Connector (Universal)

+ 16 - 55 VDC 110W PSAT & 85W @ P-LINEAR

10MHz External Ref. (Internal High Stability Optional)

10MHz Reference Level: 0dBm +/- 5dBm

Output Interface

WR75 Grooved

Gain (Temperature Compensated)

64dB(min) 68 dB(typ.)

TX Gain variation 50MHz

± 0.5 dB

TX Gain variation 500MHz

± 1.5 dB

Built-in Receive Reject Filter

Suppression by +60dB (min)

Stealth Linear Operation Mode (optional)

LED Shut-Off | Silenced fans

TX Gain Flatness

± 0.75 dB max. over 40 MHz

IMD3 (two tones) 3dB off rated Power

-25 dBc max. 2 signal 5MHz apart at P-LINEAR

In-Band/Out-band Spurious

-60dBc max.

Input VSWR


Output VSWR


Spectral Regrowth Linearized at PLINEAR (QPSK at 1.5x and OQPSK at 1.0x symbol rate offset with 2dB back-off from rated power)

-30 dBc

Group Delay

Ripple 1 nsec point to point max.

AM/PM Conversion

1.0˚/dB max. at 3 dB output backof

Noise Power Density (TX)


Noise Power Density (RX)

-155dBm/Hz (10.95 - 12.75 GHz)

Phase Noise (Up Converter) | (Ext. Ref.)

-55 dBc/Hz @ 10 Hz | -115dBc/Hz

-65 dBc/Hz @ 100 Hz | -135dBc/Hz

-75 dBc/Hz @ 1 kHz | - 150dBc/Hz

-85 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz | -155dBc/Hz

-95 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz | -160dBc/Hz

Monitor & Control (Optional)

Ethernet Web Page Based, RS232/485 (opt.)

Environmental MIL-STD

Vibration MIL-STD

Compliant with MIL-STD810E

MIL-STD810F, Method 514.5 C-2 Transport

Operating Temperature Range

- 40° C to + 70°C

Storage Temperature Range

- 60°C to + 85°C

Fan Rating / Field Replaceable

IP 69K, Field Interchangeable


100% Condensing, IP67 Rated


20 g peak, 11 msec, 1/2 sine


21,500ft, 6,500m


6” x 3.7” x 2.91” (152x94x74 mm)

Not including connectors


3.1lbs (1.4kg )

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