Pico Digital – PFAP550MS – 806MHz Sub-Band Extended Agile Signal Processor

The Pico Macom PFAP550MS has been discontinued. Please check the selection of signal processors here.
  • 132-Channel Input Range 5.75-806 MHz (CATV T7-T13 and 2-125, TV 2-69)
  • 82 Channel Output Range 54-550MHz (CATV 2-78)
  • Back-panel switch enables sub-band operation for reprocessing remote TV origination making it even more flexible for institutional cable systems
  • Broadcast-quality specifications for unparalleled picture quality
  • High 57dBmV output for optimum carrier-tonoise performance
  • In-band carrier-to-noise ratio >60dB ensures superior picture quality
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The Pico Macom PFAP550MS is a frequency agile, microprocessor-controlled, professional re-broadcast grade, double heterodyne signal processor that converts one channel to another without the need to demodulate and remodulate the signal.

Front panel push-button controls enable input and output channel selection. Sub-band capabilities allow the reprocessing of remote channel origination for distribution over the entire cable system making it the ideal signal processor in government and institutional environments. A rear-panel switch enables sub-band channel operation. The unit uses state-of-the-art low noise PLL, SAW filter, and AGC techniques to provide superior picture quality and reliability, thereby dramatically improving customer satisfaction.

The PFAP550MS’s unique sync tip detection AGC design delivers consistently high quality picture even at extremely low input levels. Its high-selectivity SAW filtering enables the unit to process any single cable channel, even in the most crowded systems. In the event of power failure, the microprocessor’s non-volatile memory preserves input and output channel identification guaranteeing proper reset when power is restored. The PFAP550MS’s high frequency and extremely high accuracy phase-locked-loop oscillators enable the unit to meet the frequency offset and stability requirements of FCC Docket 21006. Pico Macom backs up this product with its industry leading 5-year limited warranty.

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