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AnaCom ELSAT Baby BUC C/SEC-Band 5W Block Upconverter

AnaCom ELSAT Baby BUC C/SEC-Band 5W Block Upconverter

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The ELSAT Baby BUCs provide the high output powers needed for higher data rate on the smaller mobile and fly-away antennas and the high reliability needed for rugged mobile and fly-away operations with extreme weather and high vibrations. Baby BUCs are ideally suited for SCPC, TDMA and DAMA applications to transmit Voice, Video and Data and are designed to interface with most L-Band satellite modems.


  • Small size and light weight
  • High output power
  • Rugged build for mobile applications
  • Feed mountable
  • Vibration resistant
  • Weather resistant
  • Low cost
  • Wide DC input range
  • Superior phase noise
  • Stable fixed gain Block Up-Converter
  • FSK over IFL cable


  • News gathering
  • Emergency Response Service
  • Video conferencing
  • Industrial networking
  • LAN and WAN extensions
  • Data collection
  • Data distribution
  • Conventional voice or VoIP traffic
  • Broadcast
  • Point-of-sales systems
  • Rural telecommunications expansion
  • Remote surveillance


The ELSAT® Baby BUC includes an L-band to RF up-converter, a solid-state power amplifier (PA), and the power supply, all in a simple outdoor- unit providing excellent functionality with high reliability in a wide range of environments. Optional M&C is available.


  • The family of ELSAT® Baby BUC products is designed to have significant commonality to minimize demands for training and spares.
  • The ELSAT® Baby BUCs are designed for maintenance free operations.
  • Designed to be mounted on most antennas, fixed or mobile.
  • Simple installations
C / SEC-Band 5W Baby BUC
Transmit Characteristics
1 dB Compression Point 37 dBm
TX Gain (Fixed) 67 dB
Gain Flatness over Full Band 4 dBp-p max
TX Input IF Frequency C-Band: 950 to 1,525 MHz, SEC-Band: 950 to 1825 MHz
TX Input IF Interface 50 ohms N-Type Female
TX Output Frequency C-Band: 5.85 to 6.425 GHz, SEC-Band: 5.85 to 6.725 GHz
TX Output Interface WR-137G
TX Phase Noise -60 dBc/Hz max @ 100Hz
-70 dBc/Hz max @ 1KHz
-80 dBc/Hz max @ 10KHz
-90 dBc/Hz max @ 100KHz
Spurious -50 dBc max, +/- 500 Hz: - 45 dBc
External Reference
Requirements Provided on TX IFL
Frequency 10 MHz
Input Power -12 dBm to +5 dBm @ 50 ohm (at input port)
Phase Noise -130 dBc/Hz max @ 100Hz offset
-140 dBc/Hz max @ 1KHz offset
-145 dBc/Hz max @ 10KHz offset
-150 dBc/Hz max @ 100KHz offset
Alarms FSK over IFL
Power 15-24V DC over IFL

-40 to +50°C
-40 to +75°C
Altitude 10,000 ft (3,048 meters) max
Rain 20 inches per hour
Wind 150 miles per hour
Vibration 1.0 g random operational, 2.5 g random survival
Shock 10 g operational, 40 g survival
Power & Dimensions
Typical Power Consumption 55 Watts
Weight 13 lbs (6 kg)
Dimensions 6.25” x 13.25” x 4”
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