Evolution X5 Satellite Router & Modem

The Evolution® X5 features dual-mode operation of DVB-S2/ACM or iNFINITI® TDM on the outbound and deterministic TDMA on the inbound. With fast processing capabilities, the X5 supports high-speed, high-efficiency applications such as enterprise connectivity, mobile cellular, maritime and other mobile applications.


Highlights of X5 Satellite Router

  • Star topology and future support for SCPC-return upstream channels
  • Two modes of operation: iNFINITI® TDM and DVB-S2/ACM outbound
  • Deterministic MF-TDMA return channel with 2D 16-State FEC or TPC on the inbound
  • Optional integrated spread spectrum waveform technology supports very small antennas
  • Optional AES 256-bit encryption
  • Automatic End-to-End Uplink Power Control for higher network availability
  • Automatic Beam Switching (ABS) and Global NMS support
  • Optional +48VDC to support higher power BUCs
  • Higher processing power to support more concurrent TCP sessions
  • High-stability temperature compensated oscillator

The Evolutvt-idirect-evolution-x5-satellite-routerion® X5 Satellite Router enables service providers to support higher data rates and greater traffic volumes to meet increased customer demand across a wide range of growing vertical markets. The Evolution® X5 offers dual-mode operation between iNFINITI® TDM or DVB-S2/ACM on the outbound, providing more flexibility for network design and bandwidth optimization as the network grows. With over-the-air software licensing features service providers can easily add data encryption and spread spectrum capabilities to customize the Evolution® X5 to meet their customer’s growing requirements.


High-speed, High-performance IP Broadband Connectivity

Designed specifically to support business-critical applications, the Evolution X5 is a next-generation satellite router ideally suited for broadband applications such as enterprise connectivity, cellular backhaul, maritime, secure banking, and other mobile applications. The Evolution X5 features iDirect’s highly efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 standard with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) on the outbound carrier. Along with deterministic MF-TDMA technology and 2D 16-State FEC on the inbound, the Evolution X5 maximizes the efficiency of satellite capacity to enable new opportunities.


Greater Flexibility

The Evolution X5 offers dual-mode operation between iNFINITI TDM or DVB-S2/ACM on the outbound, providing more flexibility for network design and bandwidth optimization. Whether initially deploying a DVB-S2 network or starting off with an iNFINITI network that is capable of being upgraded to an Evolution DVB-S2 network in the future, the Evolution X5 adapts to a customer’s changing requirements. With over-the-air software licensing features that can add data encryption and spread spectrum capabilities, operators are allowed even more flexibility to customize the Evolution X5 to meet their technical and budget requirements.


Increased Efficiency with Superior Quality of Service

iDirect’s sophisticated Group QoS advanced traffic prioritization dynamically balances the demands of different applications according to their needs and bandwidth availability, across multiple sites and user sub-networks. When combining the Group QoS feature set with DVB-S2/ACM, service providers can increase DVB-S2 efficiency gains by combining multiple small networks into a single, larger carrier. Additional configurations, service pricing models, and reporting capabilities allow service providers to translate ACM benefits into new revenue-generating service offerings.


Greater Mobility

Leading spread spectrum technology enables use of ultra small and phased-array antennas on aircrafts, ships, and land based vehicles. The Evolution X5 is fully enabled for iDirect’s Global Network Management System (GNMS) and Automatic Beam Switching (ABS) technology allowing for a seamless network with truly global coverage. The Evolution X5’s high-stability oscillator allows for operating in environments with steep temperature changes, making it ideal for outdoor or mobile applications like cellular backhaul and maritime.


Simple, Intuitive Network Management

The Evolution X5 Series is easily configured, monitored, and controlled through the iVantage™ network management system, a complete suite of software-based tools for configuring, monitoring and controlling networks from one location.


Evolution X5 Satellite Modem Router Specifications

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Network Configuration

Network Topology Star (DVB-S2/ACM or iNFINITI TDM Outbound; MF-TDMA or SCPC-Return* Inbound)
Modulation Downstream: QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK (BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK) Upstream: BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK
Maximum Rates Supported
Max Rate Downstream (DVB-S2 iNFINITI TDM) Upstream (MF-TDMA)
Symbol rate 45 Msps (15 Msps) Up to 7.5 Msps
Info rate Up to 150 Mbps¹ (21 Mbps²) Up to 11.8 Mbps³
IP data rate 30 Mbps¹ (17 Mbps²) 7.5 Mbps³
¹16APSK 8/9 FEC ²QPSK, .879 FEC ³QPSK .793 FEC
For more information on maximum data rates please refer to the Release Notes of iDS 8.0.1
For full list please refer to the latest iDirect Link Budget Analysis Guide

Evolution X5 Interfaces

SatCom Interfaces TxIF: Type-F, 950–1700 MHz, +7dBm/-35dBm
RxIF: Type-F, 950–2150 MHz, -5dBm (max) composite/ -125+10*log(Fsym)dBm (min) single carrier
Software controllable 10 MHz reference on TX Out and TX In ports
Available BUC Power (IFL) Software controllable 10 MHz reference on TX Out and TX In ports
Available LNB Power (IFL) +19V/+14V (Nominal), 500mA max 22KHz DiSEqC tone
Data Interfaces LAN: Single 10/100 Ethernet, 802.1q VLAN RS-232: RJ45 (Console Connection)
Protocols Supported TCP, UDP, ACL, ICMP, IGMP, RIP Ver2, Static Routes, NAT, DHCP, DHCP Helper, Local DNS Caching, OpenAMIP, cRTP and GRE
Security AES Link Encryption (256-bit) (Optional)
Traffic Engineering Group QoS, QoS (Priority Queuing and CBWFQ), Strict Priority Queuing, Application Based QoS, Minimum CIR, CIR (Static and Dynamic), Rate Limiting
Other Features Built-in Automatic Uplink Power, Frequency and Timing Control, Authentication, Spread Spectrum(Optional)


Size W 11.5 in x D9.9 in x H2 in.
(W 29.2 cm x D25.1 cm x H5.1cm)
Operating Temperature 0° to +50°C (32° to +122°F) at Sea Level with temperature gradient of 1°C per 1 min
0° to +45°C (32° to +113°F) at 10000 feet (3048m) with temperature gradient of 1°C per 1 min
For ODU power consumption < 70W (please refer to X5 Installation Manual for details)
Input Voltage 100-240 VAC Universal Input, 50-60 Hz, 4A max at 100 VAC
Radio Standards EN 301-428 v1.3.1 — Ku-Band System Level Specifications
EN 301-443 v1.3.1 — C-band System Level Specifications
Safety Standards Complies with IEC 60950, EN 60950-1, UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1-03
Emission Standard Complies with EN 55022 Class B, FCC Part 15 Class B, CISPR 22 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
EMC/Immunity Standard Complies with EN 55024, EN 301-489-1, EN 301-489-12, EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-11
Certification FCC, CE and RoHS compliant