New from GatesAir is a lower-power analog FM transmission line that the company says provides customers with the strongest power-to-size ratio for power levels up to 10 kW. It is called Flexiva GX and will be exhibited at IBC2022 next month.
The company says LDMOS technology is deployed to support exceptional power density in a compact 5RU chassis, providing 5 kW and 10 kW FM solutions that deliver an overall efficiency rating up to 76 percent.
“The engineering breakthroughs in power density, efficiency and footprint are made possible through the Flexiva GX’s design, enhanced by GatesAir’s third-generation PowerSmart high-efficiency transmitter architecture.”
It expects that broadcasters seeking to update existing infrastructure for large regional and national networks will be a key user base. The transmitters support N+1 configurations, enabling network operators to build flexible and consolidated transmission sites.
The new series feature modular, redundant designs with hot-swappable power supplies. The transmitters provide auto-switching inputs, with dual AES (including AES192), dual composite and analog left/right audio inputs.
Options include a GPS receiver to support SFN functionality, and GatesAir’s new Intraplex IP Link 100e module. The latter enables direct receipt of contributed FM content instead of requiring an external codec.