RF over fiber optics link covers 20 MHz to 6 GHz

MARCH 3, 2009 -- Optical Zonu Corp. has introduced its OZ516WMX Series Direct Modulation RF over Fiber Optics Links.

MARCH 3, 2009 -- Optical Zonu Corp. (search Lightwave for Optical Zonu) has introduced its OZ516WMX Series Direct Modulation RF over Fiber Optics Links. These new transmission products are designed to support all bands from 20 MHz to 6 GHz, including VHF, UHF, L-Band, S-Band, WiMAX 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, and 3.5 GHz, as well as, the Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) and Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS).

The use of fiber-optic links to distribute RF signals from a central location to remote antenna locations is the basis of RF over Fiber Optics (RFoF) technology. In this type of communication system, RF signal processing functions such as frequency up-conversion, carrier modulation, and multiplexing are performed at the base station and fed into the remote antennas. RFoF makes it possible to centralize the RF signal processing functions in one shared location, and then use fiber optics to distribute the RF signals to the remote antennas. By so doing, remote antennas are simplified significantly, Optical Zonu asserts, as they only need to perform basic optoelectronic conversion and amplification functions.

"The OZ516WMX product line allows our customers to future-proof their network infrastructure just by utilizing our RF over Fiber Optics transport products" said Farzad Ghadooshahy, vice president of engineering. "The OZ516WMX Series is a practical, economical way to handle nNetwork migrations. Northrop-Grumman and the US Navy are just two examples of Customers who have benefited from the installation of the cost-effective, high-performance OZ516WMX Series."

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