16 March 2011

Emcore adds 1MHz to 40GHz fiber-optic transport to Optiva Platform for satcom and microwave links

Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which makes components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic, and solar power markets, has expanded the Optiva Platform to support analog fiber-optic signal transmission from 1MHz to 40GHz.

Optiva is a modular, plug-in card-based system for transporting a wide range of video, audio and data signals over fiber-optic cable. Emcore recently announced new capabilities for the Optiva Platform, including fiber-optic links for frequency references from 1MHz to 100MHz, IRIG/1PPS, IF, L-band, S-band, C-band, X-band, Ku-band, Ka-band and ultra-wideband (50MHz–40GHz). The addition of satellite RF and analog microwave signals allows integrators to leverage the total capabilities of Optiva, while also realizing cost savings over installing multiple single-purpose products, says the firm.

Emcore is also introducing a new fan-cooled Optiva chassis in a 19” 3U rack-mount enclosure, with what is claimed to be industry-leading plug-in module density, supporting 16 hot-swappable modules and dual redundant power supplies. Optiva products support the industry-standard SNMP Ethernet interface, enabling simple integration into existing monitoring and control systems.

“The introduction of these new fiber-optic transport modules allows customers to further leverage the versatility and cost-effectiveness of the SNMP-managed Optiva Platform,” says Dr Ron Logan, VP of Photonic Systems for Emcore. “This, in turn, allows operators, systems integrators and OEMs to deploy a single platform to handle all of their optical transport needs over the industry’s widest frequency range,” he adds. “Leveraging Emcore's unique RF photonic wafer fab and vertical integration, Optiva enables a low-cost, high-performance fiber-optic solution for Satcom earth stations.”

Emcore is showcasing its Optiva Platform products in booth 687 at the SATELLITE 2011 event (15–17 March) in Washington DC.

Tags: Emcore Photonics

Visit: www.emcorephotonicsystems.com

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