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The XRF1A is an RF signal routing matrix for L-Band and IF satellite communications and other signals. Housed in a compact 1RU chassis and available in 8x8 or 16x16 matrix sizes, the XRF1A is a full-featured routing matrix with automatic or manual gain control and RF power meters on each input channel, as well as optional LNB power supplies. Advanced capabilities, such as salvos allow multiple matrix path changes with the push of a button.

The XRF1A features optional built-in and remote control panels for crosspoint control and system configuration. Additionally, this flexible routing matrix can be controlled, configured and monitored via serial control, SNMP control over Ethernet, Evertz® X-NCP2 panel, CP-22xxxE series control panels, VistaLINK® or other third party control software.

The XRF1A 16x16 is scalable up to four units by connecting multiple frames in conjunction with Evertz® SRF series passive RF splitters/combiners, which provide matrix expansion without compromising system reliability.

  • Future proof with 40 – 2500MHz operation
  • 70/140MHz IF, L-Band, stacked L-Band and off-air DTV all in one platform
  • Industry's best overall signal performace, perserving signal quality from input to output. Supports the strict performace requirements of advanced modulation formats needed for optimal transponder usage and ROI over time
  • Passes all modulation formats
  • Passcode protection for configuration parameters and destination locks
  • Up to 8x programmable salvos
  • Built-in control panel option
  • Internal redundant power supply option
  • LNB power generation option with short circuit protection
  • Non-blocking, fan-out configuration
  • Solid State matrix switching system reduces complexity, improves reliability and increases flexibility over manual patch bays
  • Automatic or manual gain control on all input channels
  • External system expansion capability up to 32x32 using additional frames and Evertz® SRF series passive splitters/combiners
  • RF power monitoring on all input channels
  • Adjustable output level in AGC mode
  • Matrix crosspoint control using local control panel, X-NCP2 remote control panel, VistaLINK® or third party control software

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Matrix Sizes8x8 or 16x16
Impedance75Ω (50Ω BNC optional)
Connector TypeBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A (F-type connector optional)
Gain Range (Manual)-10 to +12dB
Output AGC Level-20 to -50dBm
Bandwidth40 – 2500MHz
Flatness±1.5dB (850 – 2500MHz)
±2.5dB (40 – 2500MHz)
RF Specifications
Frequency Response±1.5dB (850 – 2500MHz)
±2.5dB (40 – 2500MHz)
Flatness Over 36MHz±0.45dB
Isolation> 60dB input to output
> 75dB output to output and input to input
RF Input Power-10dBm to -70dBm
Max RF Input Power< 24dB
Max RF Output Power-10dBm
Noise Figure6dB (1500MHz, Gain = +12dB) typ
15dB (1500MHz, Gain = 0dB) typ
1dB GCP1dBm ±3 output power (40 – 2500MHz)
Return Loss(40 – 2500MHz)
75Ω> 13dB (input), > 15dB (output)
50Ω> 13dB (input), > 11dB (output)
LNB Power
Voltage18V DC, 13V DC, off (selectable)
ProtectionShort circuit, overload
Communication and Control
SerialRS-232/RS-422 selectable
EthernetSNMP over IEEE 802.3/U (10/100BaseTx) RJ-45 connector
ControlBuilt-in front control panel, XNCP2, CP-2116E or CP-2232E control panels, VistaLINK®, MAGNUM or third party SNMP or serial interface
Max Power ConsumptionAuto-ranging 85 – 265V AC, 50/60Hz
AC Input60 watts max without LNB power option
200 watts max with LNB power option
ConnectorIEC 60320-1 per power supply
Operating Temperature0-50°C
SafetyComplies with CE Low voltage directive
EMCComplies with FCC part 15, Class A
Complies with EU EMC directive
Dimensions19"W x 1.75"H x 18.75"D
(483mm x 45mm x 477mm)
WeightApprox. 9.5lbs. (4.3kg) with 2x power supplies, -LNB version
* All specifications over specified bandwidth unless noted

Ordering Information

NotesContact Evertz® sales for other matrix sizes up to 512x512, as well as 50Ω BNC, SMA and F-Type connector options
XRF1A-8x81RU 8x8 RF Router
XRF1A-8x8-LNB1RU 8x8 RF Router with LNB power supply
XRF1A-16x161RU 16x16 RF Router
XRF1A-16x16-LNB1RU 16x16 RF Router with LNB power supply
Ordering Options
+2PSRedundant power supply
+LCPBuilt-in Front Control Panel