Fiber Optic RF Backbone
Lynx provides a line of fiber optic RF backbone components including high-performance fiber optic transmitters and receivers, which are typically used for building-to-building distribution in campus environments, or distribution between the main distribution frame (MDF) and intermediate distribution frame (IDF) closets in large buildings. The receivers are designed with state-of-the-art GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology that provides extremely high signal quality.
1310 nm single-mode fiber is used for these applications. Cable losses are only .6 dBm per mile and the signals are impervious to electromagnetic interference and lightning strikes.
To insure proper system design and installation, Lynx will provide a complete system design (at no charge). This includes a detailed design drawing showing the equipment layout and the recommended signal strength at each transition point.
Fiber Optic Transmitters
Four high quality fiber transmitters are available, with outputs of 3, 8, 10, and 12 dBm. They have sufficient power to distribute RF to up to ten locations.
A free system design from Lynx Broadband is recommended before selecting the appropriate transmitter for a given application.
- Fiber TX with 3 dBm out. Rated for one or two receivers.
- Fiber TX with 8 dBm out. Rated for three or four receivers.
- Fiber TX with 10 dBm out. Rated for five or six receivers.
- Fiber TX with 12 dBm out. Rated for seven to ten receivers.
The information above assumes distances under .8 miles (4000 feet), and installation of an appropriate optical splitter after the transmitter. A free system design from Lynx Broadband is recommended before selecting the appropriate transmitter for a given application.
The transmitters are equipped with an LCD display that provides a variety of diagnostic information including the operating temperature, current flow to the laser diode, and power from the laser diode. They also include a high quality pre-distorter that minimizes distortions in the incoming and outgoing signals.
Fiber Optic Receivers
Fiber receivers are available in wallmount and rackmount versions as well as forward path only and bi-directional. The forward path receivers have color coded LED indicators showing the approximate signal strength of the incoming signal, as shown below. If an optical power meter (OPM) is not available, these indicators are very helpful in optimizing system performance. The ideal signal level coming into the receiver is 0 dBm.
Example: Bi-directional fiber backbone design with Lynx Ultra
|Fiber TX w/3 dBm out||180-0530||Rackmount TX Datasheet|
|Fiber TX w/8 dBm out||180-0531|
|Fiber TX w/10 dBm out||180-0532|
|Fiber TX w/12 dBm out||180-0533|
|Fiber RX - Wallmount 1-Way 48 dBmV out||180-0534||Wallmount RX Datasheet|
|Fiber RX - Rackmount 1-Way 48 dBmV out||180-0535||Rackmount RX Datasheet|
|Fiber RX - Rackmount 2-Way 48 dBmV out||180-0549|
|Fiber RX - Mini-Node 2-Way 20 dBmV out||180-0536||Micro-Node RX Datasheet|
|Fiber Return Path RX - 4 Inputs 30 dBmV||180-0548||Return Path RX Datasheet|
|Fiber Return Path Micro-Node 28 dBmV||180-0537|
|2-Way Optical Splitter||180-0538|
|3-Way Optical Splitter||180-0539|
|4-Way Optical Splitter||180-0540|
|6-Way Optical Splitter||180-0541|
|8-Way Optical Splitter||180-0542|
|10-Way Optical Splitter||180-0543|
|3 Meter SMF Jumper, SC/APC to SC/APC||180-0544||SMF Jumper Datasheet|
|6 Meter SMF Jumper, SC/APC to SC/APC||180-0545|
|10 Meter SMF Jumper, SC/APC to SC/APC||180-0546|
|2 dB Optical Attenuator||180-0547|
Products for commercial applications can be purchased directly from Lynx Broadband if you are willing to handle the installation yourself. Products can also be purchased from approved Lynx dealers and distributors if you prefer local assistance with the installation. A third option is to purchase a turnkey package from Lynx Broadband. Click here for more information on turnkey services. For self installation or dealer installation Lynx will assist by providing a system design and layout drawings at no additional charge.
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