10 March 2020
Emcore introduces Optiva Q/V-Band and Next-Gen Extended L-Band fiber-optic links
Emcore Corp of Alhambra, CA, USA – which provides mixed-signal products for the aerospace & defense and broadband communications markets – has introduced its Optiva Q/V-Band fiber-optic links for applications from 50MHz to 60GHz, and Optiva Next-Gen Extended L-Band fiber-optic links featuring bandwidth to 6GHz.
The new transmitter and receiver modules for the Optiva platform are suitable for antenna remoting, interfacility links, electronic warfare (EW) systems, broadband delay lines, signal processing systems and other high-dynamic-range applications.
Emcore’s latest additions to the Optiva platform are being previewed in booth 2019 at Satellite 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC (10-12 March).
Building on Emcore’s existing Optiva RF (radio frequency) and microwave fiber-optic transport platform, the new transmitter and receiver modules are compatible with Optiva’s modular, rack-mount or flange-mount configurations. The Optiva platform includes a wide range of SNMP-managed transmitters, receivers, optical amplifiers, RF and optical switches, passive devices, video, audio, data and Ethernet products. The new Q/V-Band unamplified microwave transmitter and receiver pairs are suited to support higher-frequency bands from 50GHz to 60GHz. They utilize Emcore’s high-performance, ultra-low RIN (relative intensity noise) source laser technology and high optical input power capable photodiodes. The Next-Gen L-Band links are optimized to provide transparent IF, extended L-Band, S- and C-Band signal transport out to the 6GHz frequency range.
“Our new Optiva Q/V-Band fiber-optic links represent significant breakthroughs in microwave transmission technology for aerospace & defense and commercial applications,” says David Wojciechowski, VP & general manager of Defense Optoelectronics. “By leveraging our advanced engineering capabilities in satellite communications, Emcore provides cutting-edge, high-performance fiber-optic transmitter-receiver products demanded by our defense customers, including new satellite applications requiring Q/V-Band fiber-optic solutions,” he adds. “The new Q/V-Band product will represent a major improvement in cost and performance over copper-based solutions for these extreme higher frequency applications.”
At Satellite 2020, Emcore is also debuting its new Outdoor Enclosure that houses its 3U 19" Optiva rack-mount 16-slot chassis in a fan-cooled, weatherproof, environmental IP-rated, wall- or pole-mounted container. The Optiva platform also includes a variety of other rack-mount, compact tabletop, or wall-mountable enclosure options and is completely modular and hot-swappable.