August, 2013

28 Aug

CPI/CODAN Ku-Band GaN 40W Mini-BUC

The CPI/Codan Ku-Band GaN 40W Mini-BUC brings Gallium Nitride (GaN) HEMT technology to Codan’s Mini-BUC line.

CPI/Codan’s extensive experience in the design and manufacture of Satellite Communication RF subsystems has resulted in high quality performance and a strong reliability record. Thousands of systems have been deployed by hundreds of satisfied customers in every corner of the globe.

Purpose designed and built for VSAT stabilised platforms and satcom-on-the-move customers, the latest Mini-BUC product offers outstanding performance few can match.

New Technology

CPI/Codan is pleased to bring state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) HEMT technology to our Mini-BUC platform. This new technology has enabled us to produce a BUC which puts out significantly higher power, is smaller and lighter, and is more efficient than older technology products.

The highlights of the new product include:
Better power efficiency

  • ƒƒ 250 W typical AC power (16% efficiency)
  • Better power to size/weight ratio

    • ƒƒ Packaged in a 4 kg LAN Mini-BUC

    Trusted CPI/Codan Features and Performance

    Though we have embraced new technology to advance our BUC designs, CPI/Codan continues to offer the same trusted performance and features typically demanded by our customers. Our products are fully capable of deployment in extremely harsh environments featuring wide temperature variations and tough climatic conditions.

    A range of accessories is available that includes 10 MHz reference sources and a full range of redundancy switching solutions for high value sites carrying critical data traffic and requiring 100% on-air availability.

    3 year warranty

    CPI/Codan RF Products continue to be supplied with a market-leading 3 year warranty and dedicated support organization.


    • Robust thermal design
      specifically for:

      • ƒƒ Maximum heat dissipation
      • High temperature tolerance
    • ƒƒ Small & lightweight
      • ƒƒ Direct feed mount
      • For ease of handling and one
        person installation
    • ƒƒ Comprehensive Monitor & Control functionality
      • ƒƒ Accessible anytime, anywhere via Internet or your mobile phone
      • Integrate with SNMP to your NMS
      • Enables effective operational management and minimises network outage
    • ƒƒ Operating status visual display monitor for easy field analysis
    • ƒƒ Guaranteed specifications and superior phase noise and gain characteristics
      • ƒƒ Excellent TDMA and multi-carrier performance
      • ƒƒ Specifications you can trust
    • ƒƒ Internal self-resetting protection:
      • ƒƒ Against high temperatures
      • Open/short/overdrive
        RF output conditions
      • INT/EXT Reference
        10 MHz conditions
      • Supply fluctuations, brownouts and blackouts

    …for more 30-80W Ku-Band Block Upconverters

22 Aug

Ericsson AVP 4000 System Encoder

The Ericsson AVP 4000 System Encoder delivers high quality system encoding for IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Broadcast.

In a fast changing, highly competitive market, media organisations need encoding solutions that deliver high quality, high reliability and operational flexibility. The number of channels continues to increase. HD is growing fast, offering a better quality viewing experience. Consumers are buying larger and larger TV sets and now plans are being laid for Ultra High Definition TV. All that means, media organisations need to make the most efficient use of bandwidth and ensure consumers get a quality viewing experience.

The Ericsson AVP 4000 system encoder answers all those needs, delivering high quality system encoding for IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Broadcast. Part of the multiple award winning Ericsson AVP encoder range, the AVP 4000 also incorporates the rich toolset of Ericsson’s market leading VPC system encoder.

A compact 1RU form factor offers up to six hot swappable option slots, for combinations of encoding and auxiliary modules. Dual power supplies protect services and an onboard video monitor gives instant operator feedback.

Unlike conventional ‘box per application’ encoder products, the AVP 4000 shares a common toolset, common chassis and common interface with the rest of Ericsson’s award winning AVP products. That means media organisations can use a common encoder for a wide range of encoding needs, without the cost and complexity of a multi-vendor ’mix and match’ approach. The AVP 4000 is equally suitable for deployment as a system component, or as part of an Ericsson iSIS 8000 multi platform head end system solution.

Powered by Ericsson

The AVP 4000 is powered by Ericsson’s first ever video processing chip.

This completely new 10 bit Ericsson designed and built encoding chip, builds on two decades of market leadership in encoding algorithms and techniques, delivering outstanding picture quality at HD and SD, in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC.

Codecs and resolutions can be upgraded via software, removing the need for complex hardware changes. The Ericsson chip is multi-codec, multi-profile and multi resolution, offering both encoding and transcoding. The AVP 4000 delivers levels of quality, performance and operational flexibility, not found on conventional encoding products. All of these benefits translate to the bottom line.


A new approach to encoding
The Ericsson AVP ‘one encoding platform’ approach represents a modern approach to encoding product design.

In the media industry, the speed of change is increasing. New requirements and workflows are emerging. That’s why its important not to put unnecessary constraints on products. For example limiting a product to 8 bit operation, or 4:2:0 or a single codec, or a single workflow, may satisfy today’s immediate requirements but maybe not tomorrow’s.

With the AVP ‘one platform approach’, there are no such restrictions, as 10 bit, 4:2:2, JPEG 2000 and 3DTV are available today. SDI, HD-SDI, 3G, IP, ASI and IP connectivity are all supported. Legacy interfaces include Analogue, G.703 and GPI.

UHDTV workflow at 4K is also supported.

A rich common toolset allows media organisations with differing encoding applications, to deploy AVP in a wide range of roles, including DSNG, Contribution, Distribution and delivery to the home. That offers potential cost savings in commissioning, integration, training and support, compared to a multi-vendor ‘mix and match’ approach.

…for more MPEG Encoders