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Emcore launches 1550nm CATV transmitter platform

Posted: 06 May 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fiber optics? transmitter? solar power? RF over Glass? RF overlay FTTH?

Emcore Corp. has launched the Medallion 6000 platform under its 1550nm CATV fiber optic transmitter product line to support consumer requirements for extended bandwidth CATV, RF over Glass (RFoG), RF overlay for PON networks, and concurrent SAT-IF transport networks.

A provider of compound semiconductor-based products for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and solar power markets, EMCORE developed the Medallion 6000 series of externally-modulated transmitters housed in a 1RU rack mount housing, to support operational bandwidths of up to 2.8GHz with adjustable SBS suppression capabilities of 20 dBm and beyond and optional electronic dispersion compenzation.

Transmitters with up to two output ports of 10 dBm each are made possible with EMCORE's high power, narrow line width, CW laser technology at the core. When deployed with one or more EMCORE optical amplifiers, fiber launch powers exceeding 20 dBm are possible.

According to Emcore, the Medallion 6000 delivers high quality video with full quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) loading to 1GHz, spanning from shorter reach RFoG and FTTH applications, to over 100km for long haul uses.

Monitoring and configuration is supported through a front panel display, an RS-232 port, and Ethernet port with SNMP, Telnet, and Web interface.

In addition, the new platform was mechanically designed to include universal rack mount features, modular front panel design for private label convenience, and optional front and rear port placement. Dual, redundant and field replaceable fans and power supplies are also standard.

"These new transmitters are meant to extend traditional CATV systems, such as head-end consolidation and broadcast transport. These target network providers that demand high quality and economical delivery of video to their customers, while extending capacity and improving network management intelligence," explained Grant Olecko, product marketing director at Emcore Broadband.

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