RF to optical converters

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Analog RF over Fiber modules convert RF signals to optical signals and back. One unit has an optical transmitter which converts the signal from RF to Optical, and a second receiver unit converts the signal from Optical to RF. Both units are connected by the optical fiber of the customer.

RFOptic offers three groups of RFoF modules: low frequency (0.5MHz – 6GHz), high frequency Mini Series (8GHz and up to and including 18 GHz) programmable RFoF solutions, and high frequency SFDR MiniQ series (18GHz and up to and including 40GHz) programmable RFoF solutions.

The low frequency programmable RFoF modules (also with SNMP) are based on direct modulation and include 2.5GHz (with optional GPS), 3GHz, 4GHz, 6GHz.

Other options include: Bidirectional (2-way) RF over Fiber receiver (2.5GHz – 6.0GHz) and CWDM 8 channel multiplexer (mux) / demultiplexer (demux) subsystem.

Frequency range of 0.5MHz to 6GHz with excellent flatness, >40dB gain links, and NF around 5db with LNA On.

Applications include remote antenna, GSM and cellular communications, broadcast, and satellite.

The high frequency RFoF modules are based on indirect modulation and include 8GHz, 15GHz, 18GHz, 20GHz and 40GHz.

Frequency range of 10MHz up to and including 40GHz with good flatness and good phase noise. The NF gain can be improved by adding an amplifier. Parameters such as Gain, P1dB and Noise Figure can be modified upon request.

Applications include remote antenna, EW, radar, and military communications.