The transmitters provide auto-switching inputs, with dual AES, dual composite and analog left/right audio inputs.
GatesAir has introduced Flexiva GX, a new FM analogue transmitter line that provides radio customers with a power-to-size ratio for power levels up to 10kW.
It will demonstrate Flexiva GX transmitters for the first time at IBC2022, taking place September 9-13 at the Amsterdam RAI.
Using the latest LDMOS technology, GatesAir has packed power density into a compact 5RU chassis, providing broadcasters with 5kW and 10kW FM solutions that deliver an overall efficiency rating of up to 76%.
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. While GatesAir continues to support HD Radio and DRM+ digital radio within its Flexiva FM transmitter range, the Flexiva GX Series is built for customers that are fully focused on the benefits of modern, high-efficiency solid-state technology.
Flexiva GX transmitters support N+1 configurations, enabling large national network operators to build flexible and consolidated transmission sites that meet the most stringent uptime requirements.
Ted Lantz, Vice President, Product Line Management, said: “No one has ever put 10kW with an integrated exciter into a 5RU system, and the Flexiva GX Series makes this reality. When you think of N+1 operations, broadcasters are looking for extremely compact transmission infrastructure. We are supplying one customer with a complete 5+1 Flexiva GX system within a single 37RU rack.”
The Flexiva GX Series also carries traditional GatesAir solid-state design benefits forward, including modular, redundant transmitter 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 integrates within Flexiva GX transmitters, enabling direct receipt of contributed FM content instead of requiring an external codec. This further reduces rack space requirements inside RF facilities with limited open real estate.