Full screen QE3

64x64 L-Band RF Matrix Switch

General Description:

The QE3 RF matrix switching system features a compact 64x64 RF Matrix in 6 RU with embedded web browser and touchscreen interface. The QE3 is a full fan-out, RF matrix switch, where any input can be routed to any or all outputs. The QE3 features Quintech’s latest Q-ROUTE™and Q-SENSE™technology, which provides maximum reliability with signal path redundancy and auto reroute capabilities. The QE3 is highly scalable and can easily be expanded to a 1024x1024 system. Front panel hot-swappable component cards enable fast and easy replacement without any special tools or disconnecting any cables. The hot-swappable control cards, which operate independently offer the highest level of redundancy in control. The dual hot-swappable power supplies provide redundancy in powering. The RF level at the inputs and outputs is monitored to facilitate troubleshooting network interfaces. Manual and Automatic Gain Control (AGC) on all inputs allows the user to adjust input signal level for optimum performance.

Features & Benefits:

  • Operating frequencies cover 950-2150 MHz
  • Compact modular design - 64x64 in 6 RU, easily expandable to 1024x1024
  • Q-ROUTE™ provides internal signal path redundancy by automatically rerouting around a failed signal path
  • Q-SENSE™ provides external signal path redundancy by automatically switching to a backup input signal, if signal level falls below user defined threshold
  • Fast and easy hot-swap (less than 30 seconds) of all active cards from the front without using special tools or replacing cables
  • Programmable AGC and attenuation on all inputs allows the user to adjust the input signal level for optimum performance




950-2150 MHz


64x64 (6 RU) up to 1024x1024

Gain Range (Manual Mode):

-12 dB to 18 dB in 0.5 dB Steps


75 Ω 50 Ω


0 dBm Min. @ Default Gain Setting


10 dBm


0 dBm Max.

Frequency Response:

± 1.5 dB

± 0.5 dB Over any 36 MHz Channel


65 dB Min.


60 dB Min.


50 dB Min.

RFSensing and AGC Range:

-10 dBm to -50 dBm

InputReturnLoss :

14 dB


14 dB

Noise Figure:

22 dB @ Default Gain Setting

RF Connectors:

F-Type, BNC 75 Ω or 50 Ω , SMA 50 Ω, or Mixed


Autoranging 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz


650 W


Front Panel Touchscreen Display

PC Remote Control:

RS-232, RS-422/485, SNMP, TELNET or TCP/IP Via Customer Supplied PC


Basic PC Compatible Software and Command Protocol Web Browser Software


64x64 in 6 RU: 10.5” H x 19” W x 25.25” D


112 lbs Gross (boxed), 89 lbs Net