QuinStar designs and produces both standardized and custom up-converter assemblies for virtually any application and environment including space-based and airborne equipment. These converters satisfy a very broad range of architectures, performance, and mechanical configurations. State-of-the-art components and assembly techniques are combined with unique compact integration methods. This produces optimal solutions in a cost-effective manner. These assemblies can also include application-specific power amplifiers at the output stage. Other optional features are available such as integral local oscillator, built-in-test functions, and remote monitoring for telecom and telemetry. Modularized designs are offered for customer-specific applications.