Radio Modules

Flexible Configuration
& Spectrum Diversity

The MPU5 and Embedded Module are both built on Persistent’s Interchangeable Frequency Architecture. Both products are compatible with all of Persistent’s Interchangeable Frequency Modules. This design allows you to adapt and select an operational band best suited to your environment and application without replacing your entire radio inventory or redesigning your embedded radio integration. Additionally, as global spectrum regulations continue to evolve, the Interchangeable Frequency Module protects your investment or design from obsolescence; the module can be quickly and easily changed to ensure compliance.

L-Band

Persistent’s L-Band Interchangeable Frequency Modules were designed for use by Military (1350 – 1390 MHz) and Overseas customers. The longer wavelength of the L-Band frequency (compared to S-Band) allows the MPU5 to reach further distances with omnidirectional antennas, which is ideal for aviation applications.

Frequency Range
1350 - 1390 MHz
RF Modulation
OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Antenna Chains
3 Independent RF Chains
TX/RX Operating Modes
All MIMO modes from SISO to 3x3
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10, and 20 MHz
Software Configurable
Peak TCP Throughput
150 Mbps at 20 MHz Channel
MIMO Techniques
Maximal Radio Combining
Space-Time Block Coding
Spatial Multiplexing

Max. Aggregate Transmit Power
6W (2W per RF Chain)
Antenna Ports
(3) SMP (50 Ohms)
TX Power Control
33 to 16.5 dBm, 0.5 dB per step
Power Control Accuracy
+/- 2 dB
Frequency Accuracy
+/- 4 ppm, max.
Minimum Receiver Sensitivity
-98 dBm at 5 MHz bandwidth, BPSK
Max. RF Input
-20 dBm
Max. RF Input without Damage
+10 dBm

Max. Peak Power Consumption, TX
40W (3 Chains @6W)
Power Consumption, RX
2.5W (3 Chains)
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
ESD Protection
+/- 8KV Contact discharge, per IEC 6100-4-2
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 in.
9.7 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm
Weight
4.6 oz.
130 g

HIGH POWER L-BAND

Persistent’s High Power L-Band Interchangeable Frequency Module delivers increased output power and greater power efficiency to Military and Overseas customers. This module also provides increased noise immunity in congested and contested RF environments.

HIGH POWER L-BAND SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Range
1350 - 1390 MHz
RF Modulation
OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Antenna Chains
3 Independent RF Chains
TX/RX Operating Modes
All MIMO modes from SISO to 3x3
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10, and 20 MHz
Software Configurable
Peak TCP Throughput
150 Mbps at 20 MHz Channel
MIMO Techniques
Maximal Radio Combining
Space-Time Block Coding
Spatial Multiplexing

Max. Aggregate Transmit Power
10W (3.3W per RF Chain)
Antenna Ports
(3) SMP (50 Ohms)
TX Power Control
35 to 16.5 dBm, 0.5 dB per step
Power Control Accuracy
+/- 2 dB
Frequency Accuracy
+/- 4 ppm, max.
Minimum Receiver Sensitivity
-98 dBm at 5 MHz bandwidth, BPSK
Max. RF Input
-20 dBm

Max. RF Input without Damage
+10 dBm
Max. Peak Power Consumption, TX
TBD
Power Consumption, RX
TBD
Operatitng Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
ESD Protection
+/- 8KV Contact discharge, per IEC 6100-4-2
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 in.
9.7 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm
Weight
4.6 oz.
130 g

BAS Band

Persistent’s BAS Band Interchangeable Frequency Module is designed for use by TV and radio stations in applications such as live event video streaming and electronic newsgathering. The BAS Band module allows broadcasters to use their licensed spectrum without monthly fees.

BAS MODULE SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Range
2025 - 2145 MHz
RF Modulation
OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Antenna Chains
3 Independent RF Chains
TX/RX Operating Modes
All MIMO modes from SISO to 3x3
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10, and 20 MHz MHz
Software Configurable
Peak TCP Throughput
120 Mbps at 20 MHz Channel
MIMO Techniques
Maximal Radio Combining
Space-Time Block Coding
Spatial Multiplexing

Max. Aggregate Transmit Power
6W (2W per RF Chain)
Antenna Ports
(3) SMP (50 Ohms)
TX Power Control
33 to 16.5 dBm, 0.5 dB per step
Power Control Accuracy
+/- 2 dB
Frequency Accuracy
+/- 4 ppm, max.
Minimum Receiver Sensitivity
-95 dBm at 5 MHz bandwidth, BPSK
Max. RF Input
-5 dBm, min.
Max. RF Input without Damage
+10 dBm, min.

Max. Peak Power Consumption, TX
30.8W
Power Consumption, RX
4W
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
ESD Protection
+/- 8KV Contact discharge, per IEC 6100-4-2
+/-15KV Air discharge, per IEC 61000-4-2
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 in.
9.7 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm
Weight
4.6 oz.
130 g

S-Band

Persistent’s S-Band Interchangeable Frequency Modules are ideal for use by Federal (2200 – 2290 MHz) and Commercial customers in both Licensed (2300 – 2400 MHz) and ISM (2412 – 2462 MHz) frequency ranges. Additionally, the S-Band module has an FCC Part 15 Certification. This module is ideal for cities, where users can take advantage of the S-Band wavelength for superior RF reflections and penetration in urban environments.

Frequency Range
2200 – 2507 MHz
RF Modulation
OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Antenna Chains
3 Independent RF Chains
TX/RX Operating Modes
All MIMO modes from SISO to 3x3
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10, and 20 MHz
Software Configurable
Peak TCP Throughput
150 Mbps at 20 MHz Channel
MIMO Techniques
Maximal Radio Combining
Space-Time Block Coding
Spatial Multiplexing
Max. Aggregate Transmit Power
6W (2W per RF Chain)
Antenna Ports
(3) SMP (50 Ohms)

ISM Band Certifications
FCC Part 15 Subpart C, 15.247
RSS-247, Issue 1, May 2015
RSS-GEN, Issue 4, November 2014
ANSI C63.10: 2013
ANSI C63.4: 2014
TX Power Control
33 to 16.5 dBm, 0.5 dB per step
Power Control Accuracy
+/- 2 dB
Frequency Accuracy
+/- 4 ppm, max.
Minimum Receiver Sensitivity
-98 dBm at 5 MHz bandwidth, BPSK
Max. RF Input
-20 dBm
Max. RF Input without Damage
+10 dBm
Max. Peak Power Consumption, TX
40W (3 Chains @6W)

Power Consumption, RX
1.8W (3 Chains)
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
ESD Protection
+/- 8KV Contact discharge, per IEC 6100-4-2
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 in.
9.7 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm
Weight
4.6 oz.
130 g

HIGH POWER S-BAND

Persistent’s High Power S-Band Interchangeable Frequency Module delivers increased output power and greater power efficiency to Federal and Commercial customers. This module also provides increased noise immunity in congested and contested RF environments.

HIGH POWER S-BAND SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Range
2200 – 2507 MHz
RF Modulation
OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Antenna Chains
3 Independent RF Chains
TX/RX Operating Modes
All MIMO modes from SISO to 3x3
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10, and 20 MHz
Software Configurable
Peak TCP Throughput
150 Mbps at 20 MHz Channel
MIMO Techniques
Maximal Radio Combining
Space-Time Block Coding
Spatial Multiplexing

Max. Aggregate Transmit Power
10W (3.3W per RF Chain)
Antenna Ports
(3) SMP (50 Ohms)
TX Power Control
35 to 16.5 dBm, 0.5 dB per step
Power Control Accuracy
+/- 2 dB
Frequency Accuracy
+/- 4 ppm, max.
Minimum Receiver Sensitivity
-98 dBm at 5 MHz bandwidth, BPSK
Max. RF Input
-20 dBm

Max. RF Input without Damage
+10 dBm
Max. Peak Power Consumption, TX
40W (3 Chains @10W)
Power Consumption, RX
1.8W (3 Chains)
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
ESD Protection
+/- 8KV Contact discharge, per IEC
6100-4-2
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 in.
9.7 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm
Weight
4.6 oz.
130 g

LOWER C-BAND

Persistent’s Lower C-Band Interchangeable Frequency Modules are ideal for use by NATO (4.4 – 4.6 GHz), Federal (4.6 – 4.8 GHz), and Public Safety (4.9 GHz) customers. The Lower C-Band module allows customers to make use of less congested spectrum than S-Band.

LOWER C-BAND SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Range
4400 - 5000 MHz
RF Modulation
OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Antenna Chains
3 Independent RF Chains
TX/RX Operating Modes
All MIMO modes from SISO to 3x3
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10, and 20 MHz
Software Configurable
Peak TCP Throughput
120 Mbps at 20 MHz Channel
MIMO Techniques
Maximal Radio Combining
Space-Time Block Coding
Spatial Multiplexing

Max. Aggregate Transmit Power
6W (2W per RF Chain)
Antenna Ports
(3) SMP (50 Ohms)
TX Power Control
33 to 16.5 dBm, 0.5 dB per step
Power Control Accuracy
+/- 2 dB
Frequency Accuracy
+/- 4 ppm, max.
Minimum Receiver Sensitivity
-95 dBm at 10 MHz bandwidth, BPSK
Max. RF Input
-10 dBm
Max. RF Input without Damage
+10 dBm

Max. Peak Power Consumption, TX
50W
Power Consumption, RX
5W
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
ESD Protection
+/- 8KV Contact discharge, per IEC 6100-4-2
Dimensions
4.0 x 2.6 x 1.4 in.
10.3 x 6.6 x 1.4 cm
Weight
6.98 oz.
197 g

UPPER C-BAND

Persistent’s Upper C-Band Interchangeable Frequency Modules are ideal for use by commercial customers in the unlicensed ISM (5.1 – 6 GHz) band. Additionally, the Upper C-Band module has FCC Part 15 and Japan Type certifications.

Frequency Range
5100 - 6000 MHz
RF Modulation
OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Antenna Chains
3 Independent RF Chains
TX/RX Operating Modes
All MIMO modes from SISO to 3x3
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10, and 20 MHz
Software Configurable
Peak TCP Throughput
120 Mbps at 20 MHz Channel
MIMO Techniques
Maximal Radio Combining
Space-Time Block Coding
Spatial Multiplexing
Max. Aggregate Transmit Power
4W (1.3W per RF Chain)

Antenna Ports
(3) SMP (50 Ohms)
TX Power Control
31 to 16.5 dBm, 0.5 dB per step
Power Control Accuracy
+/- 2 dB
Frequency Accuracy
+/- 4 ppm, max.
Minimum Receiver Sensitivity
-95 dBm at 5 MHz bandwidth, BPSK
Max. RF Input
-10 dBm
Max. RF Input without Damage
+10 dBm
Max. Peak Power Consumption, TX
50W
Power Consumption, RX
2.5W

Operating Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
ESD Protection
+/- 8KV Contact discharge, per IEC 6100-4-2
FCC Certification
FCC Part 15, Subpart B
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, 15.407, for UNII band I and III
Japan Type Certification
Article 2, Paragraph 1, Item 72
Category RB (Unmanned Mobile Image Transmission System)
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 in.
9.7 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm
Weight
4.6 oz.
130 g