XLink & AX-60
Data Sheet


XLink & AX-60

IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH

■The Product

XLink is an advanced transceiver system (Software Defined Radio – SDR) for X and S band communication links of small satellites with a flight grade tested COTS design.
The mechanical dimensions fit into CubeSats as well as larger satellites.
Radio interfaces and protocols are compatible to standard CCSDS and DVB-S2 specifications. Gigabit Ethernet is provided as on-board control and high-speed data interface.


• X band Tx operation: 8.025-8.400 GHz
• X band Rx operation: 7.145-7.250 GHz
• S band Tx operation: 2.200-2.290 GHz
• S band Rx operation: 2.025-2.110 GHz
• Data rate Sat2Ground: 16 kbps up to 200 Mbps
• Data rate Ground2Sat: 3.5 kbps up to 896 kbps
• Dimensions (x/y/z): 90 x 65 x 25.3 mm³

The X and S band patch antennas are based on flight proven designs for pico and nano satellite applications.
They are cost effective and available for customizable Rx and Tx frequency ranges.

• Operation frequency : 8.025 – 8.400 GHz
:7.145 – 7.250 GHz
:1.980 – 2.500 GHz
• Maximum gain : 6…11 dBi

AX-60 of WORK Microwave is part of this end-to-end solution.
It is a 19-inch rack-mount modem unit and fully compatible with XLink transceiver. Both platforms connect to IP networks and provide easy-to-use, straightforward connectivity.
Supporting satellite communication for the ground and space segments, the solution allows operators to reliably perform transmission tasks to and from satellites.
XLink and AX-60 represents a fully featured bidirectional communication system. Other frequencies are available on request.
A Ground Converter Unit (GCU) can be provided for easy integration into ground segment and connection to ground stations and antennas.
Data Sheet