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The XRF6 is a modular RF signal matrix for routing and monitoring L-band, IF and other signals within a satellite communications facility. Built on a modular architecture, all active components are hot-swappable and front-loading, ensuring ease of maintenance and matrix expansion. Advanced features such as automatic gain control, salvo operations, monitoring, and alarm reporting of critical signal parameters such as input signal presence and signal level provide flexible RF signal management. Optional 18V DC LNB power is also available with active overload and short circuit protection.

The XRF6 is offered with the X-NCP2 and CP-22xxxE series remote control panel options for crosspoint control and system configuration. Additionally, this flexible routing matrix can be controlled, configured, and monitored via serial control and/or SNMP control over Ethernet, using Evertz® VistaLINK® or other monitoring and control software.

The XRF6L houses up to a 64x64 routing matrix within a 6RU chassis. Matrix sizes are scalable in increments of 16x inputs and outputs. External expansion to 512x512 is available with the addition of multiple frames and Evertz® SRF series passive splitters/combiners. Input cards and output cards can be added independently for non-square matrix sizes. High reliability is ensured by low component count per signal path, optional dual power supplies, and redundant system controllers.

  • Future proof with 40 – 2450MHz operation
  • 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
  • 70/140MHz IF, L-Band, stacked L-Band and off-air DTV all in one platform
  • Passes all modulation formats
  • Modular design; all cards are front-loading and hot-swappable
  • Passcode protection for configuration parameters and destination locks
  • Up to 8x programmable salvos
  • External system expansion capability up to 512x512
  • Redundant power supply and frame controller options
  • Non-blocking, fan-out configuration
  • Optional 18V DC LNB power with active overload and short circuit protection
  • Solid State matrix switching system reduces complexity, improves reliability and increases flexibility overmanual patch bays
  • Automatic or manual gain control on all input channels
  • RF power monitoring on all input channels
  • Adjustable output level in AGC mode
  • Matrix crosspoint control using CP-22xx series or X-NCP2 remote control panels, VistaLINK®, or third party control software
  • System configuration, alarm monitoring, event logging, and e-mail notification available through VistaLINK® or third party control software

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Matrix Sizes16x16 to 64x64 in a 6RU frame
512x512 maximum expanded system size
System ExpansionInputs or outputs are expandable in increments of 16
Expansion beyond 64x64 requires additional frames and external splitting/combining
Impedance75Ω (50Ω optional)
Connector TypeBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A (SMA, F-type optional)
Gain Range-6 to +20dB in 1dB steps (manual gain mode)
Output AGC Level-20 to -50dBm
Bandwidth40 – 2450MHz
RF SpecificationsL-Band (850 to 2450MHz*)
Frequency Response±1.5dB over the passband, ±0.5dB over any 36MHz channel
Isolation> 60dB input to output
> 70dB output to output and input to input
RF Input Power-10 to -70dBm
Max RF Output Power-10dBm
Input P1dB+2dBm (1500MHz) typ
OIP3+12dBm (1500MHz) typ
Noise Figure6dB (1500MHz, Gain = +20dB) typ
20dB (1500MHz, Gain = 0dB) typ
Return Loss> 15dB (input and output)
RF SpecificationsIF (40 to 200MHz*)
Frequency Response±0.5dB over 50 – 90MHz and 120 – 60MHz
Isolation> 60dB input to output
> 70dB output to output and input to input
RF Input Power-15 to -70dBm
Max RF Output Power-10dBm
Input P1dB-4dBm (70MHz) typ
OIP3+10dBm (70MHz) typ
Return Loss> 13dB (input), > 15dB (output)
LNB Power
Voltage18V DC, off (selectable)
ProtectionShort circuit, overload
Communication & Control
SerialRS-232/RS-422 selectable - Female 9-pin D connector
EthernetSNMP over IEEE 802.3/U (10/100 BaseTx) RJ-45 connector
ControlX-NCP2, CP-2232E or CP-2116E Control Panels; VistaLINK® , MAGNUM or third party SNMP or serial interface
AC InputAuto-ranging, 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Max Power Consumption350 watts (Fully loaded frame)
ConnectorIEC 60320-1 per power supply
SafetyCSA Listed to CSA C22.2
No. 60065-03, UL 60065-03
IEC 60065-(2001-12) 7th Edition
Complies with CE Low voltage directive
EMCComplies with FCC part 15, Class A
Complies with EU EMC directive
Dimensions10.5"H x 19"W x 20.5"D
(266mm H x 483mm W x 520mm D)
Module Capacity4x input slots, 4x output slots
WeightApprox. 17.4lbs (7.9kg) with 2 power supplies, no slots occupied
Approx. 32lbs (14.5kg) with 2 power supplies all slots occupied
*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
XRF6L-FR-AXRF6 6RU frame, 64x64 maximum intra-frame capacity, 75Ω F-Type connectors
XRF6L-FCXRF6 Frame Controller
XRF6L-16OP16-channel output card, 75Ω
XRF6-16IP16-channel input card, 75Ω
XRF6-16IP-LNB16 channel input card, 75Ω, with 18V DC LNB Power
XRF6-PS-AXRF6 redundant power supply
X-NCP2Router control panel
-B5050Ω BNC connectors
-S5050Ω SMA connectors