Thursday, June 15, 2006

Aurora Ships New Optical Transmitter for its MSO Platform

Aurora Networks began shipping a new line of 1 GHz 1310 nm optical broadcast and narrowcast transmitters for cable operators. Four versions of the low-cost 1 GHz transmitters are available, offering:

  • One all-band RF input port

  • Dual RF input ports for broadcast and narrowcast inputs

  • Dual RF input ports with automatic gain control (AGC)

  • Fully-featured LCWDM versions

Aurora also began shipping three other transmitters for its optical transport platform:

  • 1550 nm broadcast transmitters optimized for NTSC 77-channel and PAL B/G 64-channel plans at transmission distances of 65 or 100 kilometers and with 9.5 dBm minimum optical output power

  • 1550 nm narrowcast transmitters with 42 different DWDM wavelength versions with 100 GHz channel spacing (channels 18 through 59 on the standard ITU-T G.694.1 grid and 10 dBm optical output power

  • 1310 nm Enhanced Performance Transmitters with 53 dB CNR (with full channel loading of 50-550 MHz analog and 550-1002 MHz, 256 QAM).

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