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IRT Technologies 40W Super Compact C-Band BUC

IRT Technologies 40W Super Compact C-Band BUC

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The IRT Technologies C-Band PicoBUC® series are revolutionary in size and weight - PicoBUC® offers superior performance in an extremely compact package that can fit in your palm! Weighing at only 6lbs, the new PicoBUC® is the most powerful and feature rich for its size: Up to 50W Psat. Built in AC power supply provides the customer with the simplest and least expensive plug-into-the wall solution. IRT PicoBUC® features best in class RF characteristics, embedded output isolator, extensive monitor and control capabilities enabled via Ethernet, Serial and/or Analog Interfaces. PicoBUC® remarkably small size and low power consumption results in better heat extraction that leads to overall system size and cost reduction. Its small size and weight allows direct feed horn mounting, which makes it a most economical solution for fixed VSAT applications.


  • Up to 40W P1dB / 50W Psat in this super-compact and light weight package 6.5" x 6.5" x 4.5" only!
  • Ideal for feed horn mounting
  • Superior RF performance:
    • Phase noise 10dB better than IESS308/309
    • P1dB of 46dBm min
    • Spurious below -60dBc
    • Wide dynamic range of Gain Control
  • Integrated L-Band to C-Band up converter
  • Available also in Super-Extended, Palapa and Insat
  • Internal 10 MHz Reference clock optional
  • Low power consumption
  • Built In Output Isolator provides full output VSWR Protection
  • Output power measurement - True RMS detector
  • Configuration via RS-232 serial console, packet protocol RS-485 - User friendly HTTP based GUI and SNMP optional.
  • 48VDC isolated power supply
  • Built in auto-ranging AC power supply optional
  • Field upgradable software
  • Status LED
  • Antenna Mounting kit optional
  • Redundant ready with no need of external controller



RF Performance


RF Frequency Range-Available in/switched

5.85-6.425GHz / 5.850-6.725 GHz

IF Frequency Range

950-1525MHz / 950-1825 MHz

LO Frequency

4.9 GHz


Single Conversion; non-inverting

Output Power at 1dB compression point

46dBm min

Saturated Power

47dBm typ

Conversion Gain

72dB min, 75dB typ

Gain Flatness

+/-1dB typ +/-1.5dB max over full band;

+/-0.5dB max over any 40MHz

Gain Stability

+/-1.5dB over full temperature range

Gain Control

20dB min dynamic range

External Reference Frequency

10MHz multiplexed with IF In

External Reference Required Phase Noise

-130dBc/Hz @ 100Hz      -140dBc/Hz @ 1kHz     

Up-Converter Phase Noise

-70dBc/Hz @ 100Hz;     -80dBc/Hz @ 1kHz;

-95dBc/Hz @ 100kHz

Linearity: 2 tone IMD Spectral Re-growth

-26dBc at 3dB total power back off from P1dB

-30dBc for QPSK at 1.5 x symbol rate at 2dB back off from P1dB

Output Spurious: Non-signal related

Signal related





48V DC Voltage Range

32-72VDC Isolated

AC Voltage Range (Optional)

90-265VAC 50-60Hz auto-ranging

Power Consumption DC Power In/AC Power In









Forced Air

Operating temperature

-40C to +60C

Relative Humidity

Up to 100% condensing



IF Input Connector

N-type female

RF Output Connector

CPR137 Grooved

AC Power In




Part Numbering Information


Power Supply Option


DC Isolated


AC Auto-ranging


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