Aerospace Company to Use Quintech Matrix Switch for Test Labs
An undisclosed global security and aerospace company and U.S. government supplier has selected Quintech Electronics and Communications’ Xtreme 80 fan-out and fan-in matrix switches for use in its telecommunications test labs. According to Quintech, its L-Band matrix delivers high port density with superior RF performance for applications such as satellite networks.
Quintech’s Xtreme 80 fan-out and fan-in matrix switch squeezes 80 total ports in a 2 RU chassis. The switch features a flexible matrix architecture that supports both symmetric and asymmetric configurations of 80 combined input and output ports in a single chassis. Asymmetric configurations such as 16 by 64, 8 by 56 and more can be implemented, as well as the standard 32 by 32 configuration. The high-density matrix includes hot-swappable RF cards, redundant power supplies and control cards. Standard independent input and output variable gains allow the user to balance RF levels and provide optimum signal performance to receivers or modems. According to Quintech, the Xtreme 80 can save up to 67 percent of rack space and inter-module cabling compared to existing 32 by 32 technology. The matrix switch is available as either fan-out (splitting) or fan-in (combining) for downlink and uplink applications.