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Emcore Introduces 1MHz To 40GHz Fibre Optic Transport

The development should allow 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.

Emcore Corporation, a provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems and systems for the fibre optics and solar power markets, has expanded its Optiva Platform to support analogue fibre optic signal transmission from 1 MHz to 40 GHz.

Optiva is a modular, plug-in card-based system for transporting a wide range of video, audio and data signals over fibre optic cable. Emcore recently announced new capabilities for the Optiva Platform, including fibre optic links for frequency references from 1 MHz to 100 MHz, IRIG/1PPS, IF, L-Band, S-Band, C-Band, X-Band, Ku-Band, Ka-band and Ultra-Wideband (50 MHz - 40 GHz).

The addition of satellite RF and analogue microwave signals allows integrators to leverage the total capabilities of Optiva, while also realising a significant cost savings over installing multiple single purpose products.

Emcore is also introducing a new fan-cooled Optiva chassis in a 19" 3U rack mount enclosure, with 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 fibre optic transport modules allows customers to further leverage the versatility and cost-effectiveness of the SNMP-managed Optiva Platform. 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," said Ron Logan, Emcore's Vice President of Photonic Systems. "Leveraging Emcore's unique RF photonic wafer-fab and vertical integration, Optiva enables a low-cost, high-performance fibre-optic solution for Satcom earth stations," he added.

Emcore will be showcasing its Optiva Platform products at SATELLITE 2011, Booth #687 between March 15 and 17, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, Washington D.C.
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