QRM 2500 L-Band Matrix Switch 16 x 16

 

Features & Benefits

• Q-ROUTE Provides Internal Signal Path Redundancy by Automatically Re-routing Around a Failed Signal Path

• Q-SENSE Provides External Signal Path Redundancy by Automatic Switching of Back-up Input Signals

• Manual and Automatic AGC Modes with a Range of -15 dB to +16 dB in 0.5 Steps

• Front Panel LED's Allow Monitoring of Power Supply & Alarm Status

• Modular design allows for easy system installations and expansion

• Remotely controlled via web browser interface

• Solid state switches provide seamless (nanoseconds) switching speeds

• Maximize use of existing equipment with automated switching and scheduling' no need for dedicated equipment

• The rear panel design facilitates structured cable routing, eliminating confusing tangles of cables

 

 

IF and L-band Routing Matrix Switch: QRM 1000/2500

The QRM is a full fan-out RF matrix switch that can be fully populated as a 16x16. Available in 1 RU as 8x8, 8x16, 16x8 and 16x16. The 8x8 can be expandable to full 16x16 with purchase of access code. The QRM can be easily expanded to a maximum system size of 32x32 by adding additional modules. The QRM features Quintech’s latest Q-ROUTE™ and Q-SENSE™ technology, which provides maximum reliability with signal path redundancy and auto re-route capabilities. The QRM’s operating frequency range covers L-band, IF and Broadband. It also offers manual and AGC modes. It is controllable either locally via the front panel keypad or remotely over Ethernet and is compatible with most monitoring and control systems

Applications:

    A Qunitech customer that operates multiple data centers had a requirement to send large amounts of data from one data center to multiple other data centers around the world. The most cost effective method of moving vast amounts of data is a satellite VSAT network. The transmit/receive modems had to be flexible in order to send and receive multiple sets of data to and from multiple locations. The customer required local and remote control capability since the data being transmitted and received constantly changed. In that the data streams were narrowband, more cost could be reduced by combining multiple data streams onto a single satellite transponder and for the global network, multiple satellites were utilized.

     

    Quintech’s QFM fan-in (combining) and QRM fan-out (splitting) matrices were perfect for providing the flexibility required. The customer could connect the transmit modems at the data center to the inputs of the QFM and flexibly combine the data streams from multiple modems to uplink to a satellite transponder. The receive data center could connect multiple satellite receive signals to the inputs of the QRM and flexibly route the satellite receive signals to multiple modems connected to customer servers

     

    Satellite RF Distribution using Quintech's QRM 16x16 Matrix Switch and QFM Fan-in Matrix Switch

     

     

QRM 16x16 Specifications

 

 

Specifications:*

QRM L-Band

QRM IF

QRM Broadband

Operating Frequency:

950-2150 MHz

50-200 MHz

5-1000 MHz

Configurations:

8x8 up to 32x32

8x8 up to 32x32

8x8 up to 32x32

Gain Range (manual mode):

-15 dB to +16 dB in 0.5 dB Steps

-15 dB to +16 dB in 0.5 dB Steps

-15 dB to +16 dB in 0.5 dB Steps

Impedance:

75 Ω, or 50 Ω

75 Ω, or 50 Ω

75 Ω, or 50 Ω

Input P1dB:

2 dBm

-3 dBm

-2 dBm

OIP3:

10 dBm

8 dBm

8 dBm

Frequency Response:

± 1.5 dB

± 0.4 dB

Over Any 36 MHz Channel

± 2.25 dB

± 0.6 dB

Over Any 36 MHz Channel

± 2 dB

± 0.6 dB

Over Any 36 MHz Channel

Isolation (input-to-input):

65 dB

65 dB

60 dB

Isolation (output-to-output):

60 dB

60 dB

60 dB

Isolation (input-to-output):

50 dB

55 dB

45 dB

RF Input Power:

-10 dBm to -70 dBm

-10 dBm to -70 dBm

-10 dBm to -70 dBm

RF Sensing and AGC Range:

-10 dBm to -50 dBm

-10 dBm to -50 dBm

-10 dBm to -50 dBm

Input Return Loss:

14 dB

14 dB

14 dB

Output Return Loss:

14 dB

14 dB

14 dB

Noise Figure:

<18 dB @ 0 dB Gain

<9.5 dB @ 16 dB Gain

<18 dB @ 0 dB Gain

<9.5 dB @ 16 dB Gain

<20 dB @ 0 dB Gain

<11 dB @ 16 dB Gain

RF Connectors:

F-Type, BNC 75 Ω, or 50 Ω, SMA

AC Input Power:

Autoranging 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption:

80 W

Local Control:

Front Panel Keypad with LCD Display

Remote Control:

RS-232, RS-485, SNMP, TELNET or TCP/IP Via Customer Supplied PC, Web Browser Control

Software:

Basic PC Compatible Software and Command Protocol Included

Mechanical:

16x16 in 1 RU: 1.75” H x 19” W x 18.5” D

Weight:

14.5 lbs Gross (boxed), 12 lbs Net

101717

 

 

 

 

Front View of QRM L-Band Matrix Switch

Open View of QRM 256 L-Band Matrix Switch