Novella SatComs frequency upconverters are based on a VHF (70 or 140MHz) to L-band module built on a single PCB. The latest frequency synthesis techniques and surface mount components are used to achieve wide coverage, frequency agility, very low phase noise and level of spurii. These modules may be packaged on their own, as L-Band upconverters, or together with L-band to SHF block upconverters (BUCs) as C, X, Ku or DBS-band upconverters Novella’s frequency converters are commonly packaged in 1U 19″ standard rack mounted chassis, but they may be also packaged in ruggedized aluminum IP67 boxes for field deployable earth stations. A key consideration is reliability. Novella’s production techniques and high level of circuit integration is reflected in a standard warranty period of 36 months.