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Pico Digital 50MHz Channelized PLL SAW-filtered A/V Modulator (PCM55SAW)
Pico Digital 50MHz Channelized PLL SAW-filtered A/V Modulator (PCM55SAW)

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Pico Digital 50MHz Channelized PLL SAW-filtered A/V Modulator (PCM55SAW)

Brand: Pico Digital           P\N: PCM55SAW          

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Your Price: $12599

List Price: $149.99


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550MHz Channelized PLL SAW-filtered A/V Modulator. Available in different channels; please be prepared to tell your rep which channel you would like.


  • 55dBmV minimum output for a 64dB in-band carrier to noise ratio provides superior picture quality

  • Factory custom-tuned for quick and easy installation

  • 82 Channel Frequency Range 54~550MHz (CATV 2~13, A1~A5, A~PPP)

  • SAW filtered IF for superior adjacent channel performance enables drop-in channel expansion

  • BTSC Stereo Compatible pre-emphasis disable switch provides pass-through for stereo signals

  • Front panel controls and test point enable easy setup and monitoring

  • IRC and HRC offsets available for frequency settings in systems using offset channels

  • Auxiliary AC outlet for convenience

  • Optional PAL format channels available

  • UL Approved


The Pico Macom PCM55SAW is a professional grade microprocessor controlled phase-locked loop synthesized channelized-agile audio-video modulator. The PCM55SAW provides a full 55dBmV minimum output from sub-band channels T7 through T13, and CATV channels 2 to 78 including channels 95 to 99 while accommodating HRC and IRC offset frequencies (5.75-550MHz). The unit is lab re-tunable within band via internal dip-switch channel selection and minimum output filter retuning. This modulator is used in more heavily channel-loaded systems and where cost effective expansion up to 550MHz is desired. Its phaselocked loop frequency control, and superior SAW filtering enhances stability, minimizes adjacent channel interference and assures accurate and spurious free output. The modulator is equipped with a pre-emphasis disable switch which enables pass-through of high-fidelity BTSC stereo signals where available.
Superior out-of-band carrier-to-noise performance is achieved through bandpass filtering at the output amplifier. The modulator is shipped with all internal adjustments preset. FCC Docket 21006 offsets are standard.
Pico Macom backs up this product with its industry leading 5-year limited warranty.


Channels: 90 Channels
(CATV T7-T13, 2-78, 95-99)
Frequency Range: 5.75-550 MHz
Output Level: 55 dBV min., 58 dBmV typ.
adjustable from front panel
Output Impedence: 75 Ohms
Output Return Loss: -15 dB
Audio/Video Ratio: Adjustable -7 to -22 dB
below video carrier
Frequency Stability: ±10 KHz (±5 kHz in
aeronautical band)
Spurious Output: -60 dB below video carrier
with A/V ratio @ -15 dB
C/N (In-Band): >62 dB
C/N (Out-of Band): >65 dB
Rejection: Fv - 1.5 MHz >-60 dB
Fv - 4.5 MHz >-63 dB
Fa + 1.5 MHz >-63 dB
Fa + 4.5 MHz >-63 dB


Frequency Response: ±0.4 dB @ 50 Hz to 15 kHz
Harmonic Distortion: 0.5% @ 50 Hz to 15 kHz
Preemphasis: 75 microseconds
Signal to Noise Ratio: 60 dB
Audio Baseband Impedance: 600 Ohms
Input Level: 0.5V p-p for 25 KHz peak deviation

Input Level: 1.0 V p-p for 87.5% mod.
Input Level Range: 0.5 V p-p to 1.5 V p-p
Input Type: Clamped video neg. sync
Frequency Response: ±1.5 dB, DC to 4.2 MHz
Differential Gain: <5% (10 to 90% APL)
Differential Phase: >5° (10 to 90% APL)
Hum and Noise: -60 dB @ 87.5% modulation
Video Signal to Noise: -60 dB minimum (weighted)
Meets FCC group delay predistortion correction requirement for
color transmission.


Power Input: 120 VAC 60 Hz 10W
Operating Temperature: -10°C to 50°C
Dimensions: 19½(L) x 3½(D) x 13/4½(H)
Weight: 3.6 lbs.
Connectors: “F” Type



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