Z Technology, Inc.


1815 NW 169th Place, Suite 3070
Beaverton, OR 97006 USA
503/ 614-9800
888/ 613-9832
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Model Number: BC-PCS2


BC-PCS2 Block Converter

Designed for the new Microwave Wireless Services frequencies, the BC-PCS2 extends coverage of the R-500 Series Field Strength Meters up to 2500 MHz. By combining a meter with the BC-PCS2, users can now perform accurate signal level tests over the entire band between 1.98 and 2.5 GHz. The R-500 Series/BC-PCS2 system allows an operator to perform a variety of required measurements including: identifying existing interfering signals, doing site survey analysis with test transmitters and developing actual coverage maps of operating systems. The combined system provides all the measurements available with a stand alone R-500 Series instrument, at the microwave frequencies above 2 GHz. RS-232 serial port control for the combined system is just as useful and straightforward as it has been below 1000 MHz.

The R-500 Series unit, operating in conjunction with the BC-PCS2, correctly displays microwave signal levels on the meters LCD readout. Signal strength measurements are calibrated and accurate to within 2.5 dB and are traceable to NIST. Whether operating the system directly from the front panel or through the RS-232 serial port, the R-500 Series/BC-PCS2 package provides accuracy and convenience.

The BC-PCS2 is a precision microwave Block Converter. It has been carefully designed with state of the art amplifiers, filters, a high level mixer and stable synthesized local oscillator. The product comes in a box that mounts directly on the R-500 Series front panel Type-N connector. It receives all necessary dc power from the meter. The block converter is designed with field usage in mind. Its shielded cast metal housing is small, rugged & lightweight.

To install the BC-PCS2, the operator simply screws the block converter's Type-N male output connector onto the R-500Series Type-N female front panel input mating connector. A power cable, supplied with the BC-PCS2, is attached to the meter’s rear panel accessory connector. Complete the installation by attaching an appropriate receiving antenna to the Type-N input terminal.

BC-PCS2 Specifications

* Freq. Coverage: 1980 MHz to 2500 MHz
* Conversion Gain: 0 dB
* Gain Flatness: +/-1.5 dB When R-500 Series & BC-PCS2 are ordered together, system gain accuracy will be calibrated and traceable to NIST within ±2.5 dB.
* Noise Figure: 7 dB Typ. (Meter Preamp ON)
* Image Rejection: 60dB Typical
* Ref. Frequency Stability: ± 1ppm over Calibrated Temp.
* Calibrated Temp. Range: 25Deg C ± 10Deg C
* Input Impedance: 50 ohms
* IF Bandwidth: System IF bandwidth is determined by meter IF bandwidth. Applicable narrowband IF filter options include 12.5KHz-6pole, 15KHz-6 pole and 15KHz-4 pole filters.
* Connectors: Type-N Female - output
Type-N Female - input
* Temperature Range:

Operating and Storage: 0 to +50 Deg C.
Calibrated Range: +15 to +35 Deg C.

* Weight 1/2 lb.
* Size 1.8" x 2.4" x 4.4"
* Power Requirements 90ma at 8Vdc (available from meter)

Specifications are provided by Z Technology, Inc. and are subject to change without notice.