ConvertaWave2™ RF Downconverter

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NuWaves’ ConvertaWave 2™ is a robust broadband RF downconverter / tuner with high dynamic range performance covering VHF to S-Band frequencies.

ConvertaWave 2 covers 200 to 2500 MHz with unmatched precision — 1 Hz tuning resolution — and superior rejection of out-of-band interference. The output of the downconverter is a 70 MHz IF signal that has been band-limited to one of five user-selectable IF bandwidths between 500 kHz and 10 MHz. Custom IF filter bandwidths are also available.

Additionally, ConvertaWave2 provides internal or external 10 MHz frequency reference, low local oscillator (LO) phase noise and features both automatic gain control (AGC) and manual gain control (MGC) with over 100 dB of available attenuation in 1 dB increments. Configuration of the unit is performed via serial commands through a terminal program or by an optional graphical user interface (GUI). In either case, ConvertaWave2 offers extensive user control to make it the perfect complement to any high-performance receiver system.

ConvertaWave2 meets the demanding need for high-performance RF receivers for communications systems, software defined radios (SDR), electronic warfare systems inclusive of SIGINT, COMINT, ELINT, and RF downconversion for intercept receivers.

Pair ConvertaWave2 with NuWaves’ Multi-Octave RF Upconverter (MORF) for a complete transmit and receive RF front-end that covers 200 to 2500 MHz with exceptional RF performance.

For additional information on the ConvertaWave2 RF Downconverter email our technical solutions department or contact sales. Demo Units are available to qualified customers. 

P/N: RF200-2500RV1



Frequency Range 200 MHz to 2500  MHz Size 7.00″ x 4.00″ x 1.35″
(L x W x H)
IF Output 70 MHz Weight 18.6 oz.
IF Rejection 80 dB (min)
100 dB (typ)
IF Bandwidths 500 KHz
1 MHz
2 MHz
10 MHz


Image Rejection 76 dB (typ) Operating Temperature -20 to +50 °C
Tuning Resolution 1 Hz Storage Temperature -40 to +85 °C
Supply Voltage +9 to +16 VDC (+12 VDC Nominal)
Gain 80 dB Typical (Normal Mode)
100 dB Typical (High-Gain Mode)


Interface Connector 9 pin Micro-D (Socket) Classification ITAR Controlled
RF Connectors SMA (female)
Serial Interface RS-232

NuWaves Engineering, RF Downconverter, VHF Frequency Converter
RF Converter Design
•  RF Down-conversion
•  RF Signal Receivers
•  RF Front-end for Tactical Receivers
•  Software Defined Radios
•  Test Bed Developments
•  RF Tuner with IF
•  Programmable RF Frequency Conversion
•  Waveform Receivers
•  Simple User Interface Control
•  Simple RS-232 Interface
•  Sleep Mode
•  Triple Cascade Varactor Tuned Filters (Superior Rejection of Out of Band Signals)
•  Processor Controlled Downconverter
•  Configuration Storage
•  Custom Solutions (Frequency Modifications to Your Specifications)