The iDC-1720 Block Downconverter covers 17-20GHz vertical and horizontal polarizations. The low SWAP allows for mounting directly to the antenna feed. The iDC-1720 provides extremely low noise figure and phase noise to receive and ultimately process high order digital modulation waveforms. Two or more downconverters are capable of being synchronized via an external 10MHz reference.
The tuner converts the 0.5 to 18GHz frequency range to a 1GHz IF with 500MHz of signal bandwidth. The signal is further down-converted to an IF at 160MHz with 100MHz bandwidth. The iWR-6800 functions for both single and multi-channel (frequency and amplitude coherent) systems. This is accomplished using a daisy chained LO distribution system.