Norsat Atom Series 14W Low Ku-Band Block Upconverter

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Norsat Atom Series 14W Low Ku-Band Block Upconverter is available to buy in increments of 1

Tx Frequency: 12.75 - 13.25 GHz, Noise Figure: 15 dB, Type N input connector

Atom Series 14W Low Ku-Band Block Upconverter

The Norsat ATOM series 14W ATOMBKU014 block upconverters (BUC) are among the smallest, lightest, and most energy efficient transmitters available. Their high efficiency reduces power consumption significantly, delivering considerable operational cost savings over the lifetime of the device.

Key Features

Atom 14W Ku Features Compared to equivalent products, ATOM series BUCs are: Up to 68% smaller and lighter

Atom 14W Ku Features Up to 60% more power efficient

Atom 14W Ku Features More flexible with RF and configuration options

RF Configurations

Atom 14W Ku Features Transmit Frequency: Custom band 12.75 to 13.25 GHz 

Atom 14W Ku Features Input Frequency: Standard band 950 to 1450 MHz

Satcom on the Move (SOTM)

Atom BUCs are ideal for applications such as: 

Atom 14W Ku Features Airborne

Atom 14W Ku Features Comms on the Move

Atom 14W Ku Features TWTA Replacement 

Atom 14W Ku Features Manned Aircraft

Atom 14W Ku Features Maritime Vessels

Atom 14W Ku Features Unmanned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance)


Outline Dimensions

 Norsat Atom 14W Ku-Band BUC Outline Dimensions

RF Specifications

arrow  Power Output (P1dB) 14W min 

arrow Noise Figure 15 dB

arrow Phase Noise -72 dBc/Hz at 1 KHz -82 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz -92 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz -102 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz

arrow Fwd Monitor (15 dB Range) @ CF +1.0 dB

arrow Conversion Gain 60 dB min

arrow Gain Variation over operating band 8 dB max p-p

arrow Gain Variation over any 40 MHz 2 dB max p-p

arrow Gain Variation over temperature 3 dB max p-p

arrow Input VSWR 2.0:1

arrow Output VSWR 2.0:1

arrow Spurious @ rated power -50 dBc

arrow AM/PM Conversion @2dB below 3.5°/dB rated power

arrow 2nd Harmonic @ 3dB below rated power -45 dBc

Monitor & Control

arrow M&C Interface RS-232 & RS-485

arrow M&C Connector MIL-26482 Series 1 Receptacle, Shell Size 12, 10 Pins

arrow Mute Control Fully configurable (mute enable: high or low, mute default: enabled or disabled

arrow Low 0.0 - 0.8V

arrow High 3.0 - 5.0V

arrow Thermal Shutdown Temperature 90°C (Accuracy ± 3°C)


arrow RF Input Connector N-Type

arrow RF Output Connector WR-75 (WR-62 above 15 GHz)


arrow Input Voltage 20 - 56 VDC 

arrow Power Consumption with fans 165W @ Psat 147W @ P1dB, 126W @ 3dB backoff from P1dB, 115W @ Quiescent (no signal input) 20W muted

arrow Power Connector MIL-26482 Series 1 receptacle, Shell size 12, 4 pins

How to Order

Norsat Atom Series 14W Ku-Band BUC Configuration Chart

VSAT systems such as flyaway, maritime and mobile where compact and highly portable equipment is required