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Emcore to show End-to-End DOCSIS 3.1 CATV Transmission


Demo to feature Medallion series CATV transmitters, optical amplification and switching equipment

Emcore has announced that it will demonstrate its end-to-end DOCSIS 3.1 CATV transmission link capabilities at the Society of Cable Television's (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo, September 23-25 at the Colorado Convention Centre, Denver, Colorado.

A DOCSIS 3.1 compliant prototype of Emcore's Medallion 6000 Series 1550 nm CATV transmitter will be featured in the demonstration, along with the new Medallion 2100 Optical A/B Switch and Medallion 7100 CATV fibre amplifier transmitting over a 40 km fibre link to Emcore's RFoG (Radio Frequency over Glass) Transceiver.

"Our end-to-end DOCSIS 3.1 demonstration at the Cable-Tec Expo will show Emcore's capabilities to deliver the highest quality video and audio, along with high-speed data transmission in a DOCSIS 3.1 compatible system," said Gyo Shinozaki, director of marketing for Emcore's CATV products. "Emcore's line of CATV components and systems will support cable operators as they move to this latest DOCSIS standard for higher-speed data transfer over their existing CATV networks," added Shinozaki.

The Medallion 6000 externally-modulated transmitter, based on Emcore's proprietary continuous wave laser technology, couples high optical output power up to 11.0 dBm, with low optical linewidth resulting in unmatched performance. The transmitter leverages proprietary pre-distortion circuitry to provide superior CTB and CSO performance with SBS suppression levels of greater than 21dBm through 40km of fibre. 

The Medallion 2100 Optical A/B Switch is a high-performance solution for network protection and optical redundancy in CATV/FTTx networks. Its automatic switching protects the network from inadvertent service outages due to up-stream optical signal degradation. Emcore's Medallion 7100 fibre amplifier provides stable optical outputs over a wide operating temperature range, as well as the high power and low noise figures demanded by CATV applications. Emcore's RFoG Transceiver is PON (Passive Optical Network) compatible and supports 1310/1590/1610nm burst mode analogue return-path, and digital or QAM upstream.

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