By Cameron Chai
Emcore has added the Medallion 6000 system to its 1550nm CATV portfolio of fiber optic transmitters. The solution has been integrated with increased features to support the existing and emerging needs for increased bandwidths in CATV, RF overlay available in PON networks, RF over Glass (RFoG), and parallel SAT-IF transport networks.
The device is packaged in 1RU rack type casing, enables operational bandwidths to the range of 2.8GHz, flexible SBS suppression features of 20dBm and more, and selective electronic dispersion compensation. It is feasible to have transmitters having a maximum of two output ports of 10dBm with high energy, CW laser system and fine line width at the core. When used with additional optical amplifiers, it enables fiber launch powers more than 20dBm. It delivers superior video quality with complete quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) charging to 1 GHz, across short reach FTTH and RFoG applications, to more than 100 km for long lug. Control and arrangement is enabled via a front panel display, an ethernet port with SNMP, a RS-232 port, Telnet as well as a Web interface. It has been mechanically designed to offer flexibility and space efficiency and an alternative front and rear ports placement.