Norsat Element Series 8W Ku-Band Block Upconverter

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Norsat Element Series 8W Ku-Band Block Upconverter is available to buy in increments of 1

Tx Frequency: Ext. 13.75-14.5 GHz & Std. 14.0-14.5 GHz, Noise Figure: 15 dB, Type-N or "F" input connector

Element Series 8W Ku-Band Block Upconverter

The Norsat Element series 8W ELMTKU008 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

Element 8W Ku Features Small size, ideal for feed mounting 

Element 8W Ku Features 18 frequency options available

Element 8W Ku Features RoHS Compliant

RF Configurations




Output frequency (mHz)

14.0 – 14.5 GHz

13.75 – 14.5 GHz

l.O. frequency (GHz)

13.05 GHz

12.80 GHz

input frequency (GHz)

950 – 1450 MHz

950 – 1700 MHz

Highly Versatile

Element BUCs are ideal for applications such as: 

Element 8W Ku Features Fixed VSAT Antennas

Element 8W Ku Features Comms on the Move 

Element 8W Ku Features Mobile Terminals

Element 8W Ku Features Maritime Vessels

Element 8W Ku Features Unmanned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance)

Outline Dimensions

 Norsat Element 8W Ku-Band BUC Outline Dimensions

RF Specifications

arrow  Output Power (P1db) 39 dBm min

arrow External Reference 10MHz

arrow Reference Power Level -5 dBm to +5dBm

arrow Phase Noise (SS B) -65 dBc/Hz at 100Hz

  • -75 dBc/Hz at 1kHz
  • -85 dBc/Hz at 10kHz
  • -95 dBc/Hz at 100KHz

arrow Linear gain 60 dB

arrow Gain flatness +/-4.0 dB p-p, max over full band

arrow +/- 1.5dB p-p over 54MHz

arrow Gain variation over temperature -4.0 dB p-p over operating range

arrow Gain variation over 24hrs +/-0.5 dB max at constant temp

arrow Intermodulation -25 dBc @ Plinear with 2 equal carriers at 3dB total power backoff from rated power

arrow Spectral Regrowth (typical) -26 dBc at 2db below rated output power at 1.0x symbol rate offset for OQPSK or QPSK

arrow AM/PM Conversation 2 deg/dB (up to 2 dB below rated Output Power)

arrow Max Input Power without damage 13 dBm

arrow Output Spurious -In Band -60 dBc, -Out Band -50 dBc

arrow Noise power density -90 dBm/Hz in Tx, -156 dBm/Hz in Rx


arrow input VsWr 2.0 : 1 

arrow Output VsWr 2.0 : 1

arrow Input connector N: 50 Ω, F: 75 Ω

arrow Output connector WR-75


arrow Power requirements +18 to +60 VDC over IFL 

arrow Power consumption 75W max


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Norsat Element Series 8W Ku-Band BUC Configuration Chart

For use on all VSAT terminals. Easily mounts directly on all VSAT antenna feed booms