Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


RF blocking switch matrix

26 May 2021 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Mini-Circuits’ ZT-24X48B is a high-performance, 24 by 48 blocking switch matrix covering the key worldwide telecoms bands from 600 MHz to 6 GHz. The system has been developed in a modular format for ease of deployment and expandability, and can be quickly installed on site by Mini-Circuits’ expert engineers in the supplied 42U rack cabinet.

All RF connections (SMA) are accessible from the front of the cabinet, with all system interconnections hidden from view at the rear. This bidirectional switch matrix can be programmed to connect any of the 24 ‘A’ ports to any combination of the 48 ‘B’ ports, in a blocking configuration. In addition, programmable attenuators can optionally be included on the 24 ‘A’ ports, allowing the signal loss to be independently varied by path, from 0 to 95 dB, in 0,25 dB steps.

These combined features make the matrix ideally suited to a wide range of multi-user and multi-device test systems, particularly in the cellular base station test market where multiple base stations, access points and user equipment can be routed and re-routed between each other, with additional simulation of transmission loss.

The complete system is controlled via a single USB or Ethernet interface (supporting both HTTP and Telnet network protocols). Full software support is provided, including a user-friendly GUI application for Windows and a full API with programming instructions for Windows and Linux environments.

For more information contact Conical Technologies, +27 66 231 1900, minicircuits@conical.co.za, www.conical.co.za


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