Satnews Daily
September 11th, 2019

On the IBC2019 Show Floor: ETL Systems to Launch Their HAWK L-Band RF Matrix/Router

ETL Systems has announced the launch of a new compact L-band RF matrix/router at IBC — the Hawk is ideally suited for RF signal routing at LEO gateways, as well as small HTS ground stations and deployable VSAT terminals — the Hawk will be demonstrated on the ETL stand (1.A33) at IBC2019.
The Hawk matrix is a new addition to ETL’s range of 36 L-band Matrices, which is more than double the range of its nearest competitor. The new Hawk provides flexible routing solutions with configurable capacity and uplink or downlink matrix module options. It can be configured with either dual 8x8 matrix modules, or a single 16x8 or 8x16 matrix module. It is a cost-effective solution as one module can be combining for uplink transmit signals and the other distributive for downlink receive signals. The 1U matrix can also be configured with two modules combining or distributing.

The design of the Hawk matrix supports mission critical communication applications with plug and go technology from field replaceable matrix modules and hot-swap CPU and dual redundant power supply units.
ETL Systems will also be demonstrating a new rack mounted Ku- to L-band frequency converter, called the Falcon, as well as demonstrating a wide range of RF products, including StingRay RF over Fiber, Griffin Redundancy Switch plus a range of RF components.

Join ETL Systems, the Satcoms Innovation Group, and BSN-UK for champagne on Saturday, September 14, from 4:00 p.m. on the ETL stand (1.A33).
Ian Hilditch, CEO, ETL Systems, said that ground segment equipment for LEO constellations benefits from compact designs with high resiliency and flexibility, and the company has designed the Hawk matrix with this in mind. Along with LEO gateways, this new matrix is well suited to other applications, such as small teleports with multiple modems and one or two antennas.