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Drake Digital ATSC to QAM Transcoder (ACT1000)

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Drake Digital ATSC to QAM Transcoder (ACT1000)

Brand: Drake           P\N: ACT1000          

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Drake The Drake ACT1000 is designed to transcode one 8VSB/ATSC broadcast channel to a single QAM output channel. It may also be used to translate or process a single QAM channel on its original input channel assignment or to a different QAM output channel. Simplicity and affordability are the end result of this new product from Drake that is in a card form factor and integrates into Drake’s popular RMT150 chassis and is powered and controlled by the PS151 power supply allowing up to 10 ACT1000’s to fit into 2 rack spaces (3.5″).

Drake’s ACT1000 is the logical choice for transcoding ATSC broadcast channels to QAM for distribution on any RF cable type system where sufficient bandwidth is available and the added cost of multiplexing two ATSC channels to one QAM channel is prohibitive. Additionally, Drake’s ACT1000 system is the densest configuration currently available with the ability to house 10 transcoders in 2 rack spaces. Customers using Drake’s popular SCTx860 series satellite to QAM transcoders may mix and match satellite and ATSC transcoders in the same chassis for maximum flexibility and cost savings.


  • HITS NAS, NAS RAC and Quick Take Plus

  • Dish Network Commercial

  • Cable Television Networks

  • Government

  • MDU

  • Hospitality

  • Colleges and Universities

  • Public Schools


Technical Data And Specifications

Spec Sheet PDF
Demodulator Specifications:
Input Frequency Range: 54 to 1002 MHz
Channel Plans: Std CATV, HRC, IRC, broadcast
Input Channel Bandwidth 6 MHz
Input RF Level Range: - 33 dBmV to + 35 dBmV, 8 VSB - 22 dBmV to + 35 dBmV, 64 QAM - 17 dBmV to + 35 dBmV, 256 QAM
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms
Input Return Loss: > 6 dB, broadcast mode > 12 dB, CATV mode
Image Rejection: 80 dB
Adjacent Channel Rejection: 40 dB
Noise Figure: < 9 dB, broadcast mode < 12 dB, CATV mode
Demodulation Modes: 8 VSB ATSC, broadcast mode 64 QAM and 256 QAM ITU j.83 Annex B, CATV mode
Symbol Rates: 10.76 MS / s, 8 VSB 5.057 MS / s, 64 QAM 5.3606 MS / s, 256 QAM
Modulator Specifications:
Modulation Modes: 64, 256 QAM ITU j.83 Annex B 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM ITU j.83 Annex A
Symbol Rates: 1 - 7 MS / s variable, also supports presets for Annex B
Frequency Coverage: 54 - 1002 MHz
Channel Plans: Std CATV, HRC, IRC, broadcast
Output Power: + 45 dBmV max
Output Level Adjustment Range: 15.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps
Phase Noise: - 95 dBc / Hz @ 10 kHz offset
Broadband Noise: - 75 dBc @ > 12 MHz offset in a 5 MHz bandwidth
MER: > 40 dB equalized
Channel Frequency Response: < 1 dB
Carrier Suppression: > 40 dB
I/Q Imbalance: < 1 degree
Output Level Accuracy: ± 1 dB
Spurious: > - 60 dBc
PSIP Table Handling:
PSIP Table Rewriting: Supported
MGT/VCT Table Generation: Supported
Temperature Rating: 0 - 50 C ambient
Power Supply: All operating voltages are provided by the Drake model PS151 power supply from 90 to 260 VAC/150 maximum (powering 10 units)
Form Factor: Fits in Drake Digital RMT150 Chassis
Size: 1.1" W X 3.4" H X 13.25" D (2.79cm W X 8.63cm H X 33.65cm D)
Weight: 3 lb


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