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Quasonix digital multi-mode dual telemetry transmitters provide the flexibility of two high performance, independent transmitters in one package. The standard 2.0 inch by 3.0 inch design includes a single MDM-15 interface as a primary connector for power, clock and data, and serial communications, while providing two separate RF outputs via SMA connectors. This configuration is ideal for two antenna applications that utilize Space-Time Coding (STC) or Frequency Diversity. The transmitters are designed to transmit airborne telemetry data from a test article to ground stations.
A legacy side-by-side design is employed in applications requiring bands that currently are not available in the Quasonix TIMTER™ Multi-mode Dual Telemetry Transmitter.
Quasonix transmitters offer three different modulations of increasing spectral efficiency – PCM/FM, SOQPSK-TG, and Multi-h CPM – also known as ARTM Tiers 0, I, and II, at standard bit rates from 0.1 to 28 Mbps (0.05 to 14 Mbps for PCM/FM). Options (HR/LR) are available to extend the upper limit to a maximum of 46 Mbps (23 Mbps for PCM/FM) and the lower limit to a minimum of 50 kbps (25 kbps for PCM/FM). With bandwidth at a growing premium in flight test telemetry, you can take advantage of 2 to 2.5 times the data capacity of the legacy PCM/FM waveform with SOQPSK-TG and Multi-h CPM.
RF Output Power
- 10 W per output
- Lower S (2200.5 MHz – 2300.5 MHz)
- Mid C and Euro Mid C (5091.0 MHz – 5250.0 MHz)
- Lower C (4400.0 MHz – 4950.0 MHz)
- C with Mid C (4400.0 MHz – 4950.0 MHz) and (5091.0 MHz – 5150.0 MHz)
- C and Euro Mid C (4400.0 MHz – 4950.0 MHz) and (5091.0 MHz – 5250.0 MHz)
- Lower L (1435.5 MHz – 1534.5 MHz)
- Upper S (2300.5 MHz – 2394.5 MHz)
- S (2200.5 MHz – 2394.5 MHz)
- TTL – 10k ohms to ground
- TTL – 75 ohms to ground
- TTL – Selectable between 75 ohms to ground and 10k ohms to ground
- TIA/EIA-422 (RS-422) – 120 ohms differential
- TIA/EIA-422 (RS-422) – 120 ohms differential, even when unit is powered off
- Dual-mode – Selectable between TTL (terminated 10 ohms to ground) and RS-422 (terminated 120 ohms differential)
- Dual-mode – Selectable between TTL (terminated 75 ohms to ground) and RS-422 (terminated 120 ohms differential)
- Tri-mode – Selectable between TTL (terminated 75 ohms to ground), TTL (terminated 10k ohms to ground), and RS-422 (terminated 120 ohms differential)
- LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signal)
- Many Output Power Options with Exceptional Efficiency
- Outputs from 5 W to 10 W, per output, and optional variable power – all while drawing less current than the competition
- Automatic Data Rate Tracking
- As long as the external clock remains within the specified data rates above, the transmitter will automatically adjust to it with no programming or configuration required
- Bypassable Randomizer
- Standard IRIG-106 fifteen-stage randomizer, for applications with non-encrypted data
- Intuitive Control
- Straightforward configuration and control and platform-independence with serial terminal programming
|TIMTER™ Dual Transmitter Manual||Jan-2021|
Installation and operation of Quasonix’s TIMTER™ Multi- mode Dual Telemetry Transmitters.
|TIMTER™ Dual Transmitter Datasheet||Jun-2020|
Features, popular options, and specifications for Quasonix’s dual telemetry transmitters.
Available on Most Dual Transmitters
- Space-Time Coding (STC)
- Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Error Correction System
- Wide input voltage range
- Clock generator output to baseband connector
- Randomizer output to baseband connector
- Dual power (two settings, “high” and “low”)
- Variable power (32 discrete power level settings, spanning 24 dB)
- Clock-free baseband interface
- Frequency offset
- High bit rate option increases maximum bit rate to 46 Mbps (23 Mbps for Tier 0)
- Low bit rate option decreases minimum bit rate to 50 kbps (25 kbps for Tier 0)
- Limited current in RF Off state
- Modulation scaling
- Hardware presets (PS2, PS4, PS8, or PS16)
- Automatic carrier wave output
- Adapter plate
|STC vs. Traditional Two-Antenna Solution (Video)||Oct-2010|
Recording from an early test flight showing how Space-Time Coding eliminates signal fades inherent in a normal two-antenna solution.
|Receiver and Transmitter Low-Density Parity Check Guide||Sep-2019|
This technical guide introduces Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) encoding, its uses and benefits, the Quasonix products it is available for, and considerations for optimal set-up and use.
|Receiver and Transmitter Space-Time Coding Datasheet||Oct-2018|
The Quasonix Space Time Coding Solution eliminates link outages caused by the “two-antenna problem,” improving behavior of received signal power and overall link availability.
|Receiver and Transmitter Low-Density Parity Check Datasheet||Oct-2019|
The Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Forward Error Correction mode improves link margin equivalent to nearly tripling the operating distance on your telemetry link.
|IRIG 106-13, Appendix N Interpretation||Jul-2020|
Explains Quasonix’s standard transmitter protocol and how transmitters with the C7 option (IRIG 106-07 control protocol) will behave differently.
|Adapter Plate for 2.5″ x 3.5″ Footprint||This adapter plate allows for the standard 2” x 3” TIMTER™ to be mounted to the larger 2.5” x 3.5” mounting surface occupied by other industry transmitters. Part Number: QSX-AP96|
|MDM-15 RS-422 and TTL Wiring Harness||Female MDM-15 connector wiring harness with banana plugs for power and ground, BNC connectors for both RS-422 and TTL clock and data, and a DB-9 connector for serial control. Part Number: QSX-AC-MDM15-HARNESS-PIN-VR|
|MDM-15 RS-422 Connector with Pigtails||Female MDM-15 connector with 36-inch pigtails. For RS-422 clock and data. Part Number: QSX-AC-MDM15-36-PIN|
|MDM-15 RS-422 Wiring Harness||Female MDM-15 connector wiring harness with banana plugs for power and ground, BNC connectors for RS-422 clock and data, and a DB-9 connector for serial control. Part Number: QSX-AC-MDM15-HARNESS-PIN|
|MDM-15 TTL Connector with Pigtails||Male MDM-15 connector with 36-inch pigtails. For TTL clock and data. Part Number: QSX-AC-MDM15-36-SOCK|
|MDM-15 TTL Wiring Harness||Male MDM-15 connector wiring harness with banana plugs for power and ground, BNC connectors for TTL clock and data, and a DB-9 connector for serial control. Part Number: QSX-AC-MDM15-HARNESS-SOCK|
|MDM-9 Female to MDM-9 Male Harness||MDM-9 Female to MDM-9 Male Harness, 18 inches. Part Number: QSX-AC-MDM9MF-HARNESS|
|Ruggedized Handheld Programmer||The easiest way to remotely control transmitters and receivers without a bulky computer or monitor. Part Number: QSX-AC-HHPROG-1050-B|
|Transmitter AC-Powered Heat Sink||Fan-cooled, AC-powered heat sink for transmitters. Used for testing at the bench; not airborne approved. Part Number: QSX-AC-32-HS-12V (formerly QSX-TIMTER-HS-12V).|
|Transmitter Digital Frequency and Mode Switchbox||Transmitter digital frequency and mode switch box with MDM-9 connector allows configuration without the use of a computer. Part Number: QSX-AC-DSWBX|
|Transmitter-Powered Heat Sink||Fan-cooled heat sink for 2″ x 3″ transmitters for airborne applications. Operates from 21 VDC to 34 VDC, powered from existing transmitter wiring. Part Number: QSX-AC-HS-28V-SP|
|Transmitter-Powered Heat Sink Wiring Harness||External wiring harness for fan-cooled heat sink for 2″ x 3″ transmitters. For airborne applications. Part Number: QSX-AC-HARNESS-HEATSINK-TX|
|USB to Serial Converter Cable||Allows for transmitter configuration using a computer that has a USB port but no serial ports. Part Number: QSX-AC-USBSER-CONV|
|Transmitter Handheld Programmer Datasheet||Oct-2019|
Features of the ruggedized programmer, which is the easiest way to remotely control transmitters without a bulky computer or monitor.
|Transmitter Heat Sinks Datasheet||Oct-2018|
Quasonix offers different types of integrated and add-on heat sinks, as described in this datasheet. Please contact Quasonix for heat sink recommendations for your particular TIMTER™ transmitter.
|Transmitter Handheld Programmer Manual (Gen 2)||Aug-2019|
Operation of the 2nd Generation Quasonix Ruggedized Handheld Programmer, which is designed to facilitate setting up transmitters for operation.
|Transmitter Switchbox Manual (Gen 2)||Apr-2020|
How to set up and use the second-generation digital frequency and mode switchbox, released in 2018, for TIMTER™ transmitters.