EMCORE Introduces 5200 Series 3 and 6.5 GHz Fiber Optic Links for Satellite Communications and Wireless Applications

by | Mar 1, 2017

ALHAMBRA, Calif. – EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR), a leading provider of advanced Mixed-Signal Optics products that provide the foundation for today's high-speed communication network infrastructures and leading-edge defense systems, announced today the introduction of the 5200 Series, 3 and 6.5 GHz Fiber Optic Links for satellite communications and wireless applications. The 5200 series are a compact, weatherproof fiber optic transmitter and receiver pair for Inter-Facility Link (IFL) applications where high-performance under demanding conditions is critical. EMCORE will debut its new 5200 series fiber optic links at Satellite 2017, booth #1736, March 7-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

EMCORE's 5200 series fiber optic IFLs provide highly-linear, low-noise operation and function as transparent RF fiber links. They eliminate the limitations of copper systems by enabling longer transmission distance while retaining the highest level of signal quality. In addition, EMCORE's IFLs provide several other significant network advantages, including simplified network design, ease of installation, and immunity from EMI/RFI and lightning.

5200 series transmitter and receiver pairs are available in two frequency range models for tailoring to specific customer requirements. The 5200 3 GHz has frequency response from 20 MHz “ 3000 MHz and the 5200 6.5 GHz ranges from 20 MHz “ 6500 MHz. The 5200 3 GHz includes 50 ohm SMA and 75 Ohm BNC options with LNB power options of 13 v /18 v / 22 kHz and the 6.5 GHz features 50 ohm SMA. Each model allows for up to four flange-mount modules per 1RU chassis, and both include variable RF gains.

With bandwidth up to 6.5 GHz and adjustable gain control with high-dynamic-range, our 5200 transmitter and receiver modules are the most versatile microwave link modules in the marketplace, said Dr. Henry Cheung, EMCORE's Senior Product Director for satellite RF fiber optic transport products. With other optional features including IP66 weatherproof housing and LNB or GPS voltage output, they support a broad range of applications including earth stations, TVRO, VSAT and 5G wireless systems, added Dr. Cheung.

In addition to the 5200 series, EMCORE will showcase its complete line of satellite communications RF transport products at Satellite 2017, featuring the modular Optiva platform and the latest release of the EMCOREView Management & Control Suite. EMCOREView features a new graphical user interface that makes remote monitoring and control of Optiva enclosures and modules simple. Through the utilization of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), the Optiva EMCOREView Controller Card (model OPV-CTLR-IC) operates under a uniform software platform which allows for efficient integration with other devices. It collects data coming from any Optiva enclosure and the Optiva EMCOREView software analyzes and displays the data to the user. 

For more information on the 5200 series, the EMCOREView Management & Control Suite and the Optiva platform, please visit us at Satellite 2017, booth #1736, or at www.emcore.com.

EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of advanced Mixed-Signal Optics products that provide the foundation for today's high-speed communication network infrastructures and leading-edge defense systems. Our optical chips, components, subsystems and systems enable broadband and wireless providers to continually enhance their network capacity, speed and coverage to advance the free flow of information that empowers the lives of millions of people daily. The Mixed-Signal Optics technology at the heart of our broadband transmission products is shared with our fiber optic gyros and military communications links to provide the aerospace and defense markets state-of-the-art systems that keep us safe in an increasingly unpredictable world. EMCORE's performance-leading optical components and systems serve a broad array of applications including cable television, fiber-to-the-premise networks, telecommunications, wireless infrastructure, satellite RF fiber links, navigation systems and military communications. EMCORE has fully vertically-integrated manufacturing capability through its world-class Indium Phosphide (InP) wafer fabrication facility at our headquarters in Alhambra, California and is ISO 9001 certified in Alhambra, and at our facilities in Warminster, Pennsylvania and China. For more information, please visit www.emcore.com.

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