EDFA for CATV, FTTH, RFoG and HFC Applications

Head-End Equipment

EDFA for CATV, FTTH, RFoG and HFC Applications


TheMX-A5400 series is a high-power multi-port EDFA with a gain spectrum band within 1540~1563nm. It is designed for the application of a single channel or1~8 continuous ribbon channels (ITU wavelengths). This series of EDFA offers a flexible and low-cost solution for a CATV systems large coverage area.

The MX-A5400 series EDFA’s are a high performance, multiple optical output EDFA’s designed for analog and digital CATV QAM signals. Maxcom’s 1550 optical amplifiers and EDFA’s adopt world class pump lasers and American made OFS erbium-doped optical fiber components. Excellent APC, ACC and ATC control, superb design in the ventilation and heat-dissipation ensure long life and a highly reliable operation of the pump laser. The LCD at the front panel offers equipment status and warning alarms. The laser will switch off automatically if optical power is lost, which offers security protection for the laser.

The EDFA is designed to extend a 1550 nm CATV system fiber without the need to convert back to RF. Combined with ourMX-T8500 series externally-modulated laser transmitter, system ranges of over to 200 km are possible when using multiple EDFA’s.

Typically, a fiber CATV system operates in single wavelength. The MX-A5400 booster amplifier is featured with low NF and high-saturated output power. It is applicable for Primary Headends, Secondary Headends, Hubs, OTN’s and line relay, as well as other optical communication networks. The MX-A5400 is applied commonly and widely compatible with other EDFA’s and Transmitters in a CATV system.

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