Pico Digital – PDT550 – 550MHz Agile Digital Transcoder

  • 82-Channel output range from 54-550 MHz (CATV 2-78, 95-99)
  • Broadcast-quality specifications exceed those of fixed-channel digital up-converters
  • Microprocessor control enables digital push-button channel selection for ease of installation, configuration, and servicing
  • State-of-the-art digital phase-locked loop (PLL) design guarantees precise frequency locking for solid drift-free operation
  • High frequency stability (+/-5KHz) and superior phase noise performance minimizes digital artifacts affecting picture quality
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The Pico Macom PDT550 is a rack-mount frequency agile professional rebroadcast grade, microprocessor controlled digital upconverter/transcoder designed specifically for the CATV and private cable TV industries. The PDT550’s revolutionary design provides a quick and efficient method for adding digital video and high speed data to a private cable system. This transcoder upconverts the QAM I.F. output of cable modem termination systems (CMTS), or the I.F. output of QAM modulators used with a near video on demand (NVOD) servers to any channel between 54-550MHz (channels 2-78, 95-99). Its high output level 45dBmV and rock-solid digitally synthesized PLL circuitry guarantees noise-free and drift-free operation. This agile transcoder provides maximum flexibility, minimum backup costs, and drop-in expandability to any private cable network adding digital capabilities. Pico Macom backs up this product with its industry leading 5-year limited warranty.

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