U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Concluded the Successful Testing of RFOptic’s Programmable RFoF Solutions
July 26, 2017
Tel Aviv, July 26, 2017 | RFOptic, a leading provider of RF over Fiber (RFoF) and Optical Delay Line (ODL) solutions, announced today that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has concluded the testing of the programmable RFoF solutions of RFOptic successfully. The tests show that the solutions are a viable alternative for replacing coax (copper) solutions.
“The tests showed that RFOptic’s technology enables cable replacement without degradation of the RF performances. In one of the tests, the RFoF link even outperformed the copper link. Furthermore, the QPSK constellation test showed that the RFoF clusters were more compact than the copper clusters,” explained Oz Abramson, VP at RFOptic. “We are proud that the NRL has tested our programmable RFoF solutions that keep on making their mark in several market segments, from defense to broadcast to telecommunications. At RFOptic, we will continue serving our clients with this new product line that has excellent cost/performance, full flexibility in RF and optical parameters, a set of diagnostic tools and a user friendly interface to manage the RFoF link. The programmable RFoF product family is sold at 0.0005 to 2.5GHz, 3.0GHz and 6.0GHz respectively.”
RFOptic’s RF over Fiber (also known as RF over Glass) link is comprised of Tx and Rx modules that are identical in size. GUI adjustable LNAs and attenuators allow the Noise Figure, Input P1dB, System Gain, and IP3 parameters to be adjusted for a wide range of values to customize the dynamic range of the link. Furthermore, the software controlled LNA of the transmitter module enables the solution to accept RF input powers as low as -100dBm/MHz for wideband applications. Additionally, Noise Figure as low as 6 dB is achieved by adjusting LNA power which is important for achieving high SNR for low RF input power.
The series of tests performed by NRL included:
- Spur Tests (SFDR) with single and multiple tones,
- Gain Flatness
- Spectral Regrowth
- Error Vector Magnitude
- QPSK Constellation
In addition to programmability that improves RFoF link performance, the solution also includes special diagnostic capabilities to enable the user to analyze both the RF link and the optical link and locate a problem without using expensive measurements tools.
RFOptic solutions are marketed in the North American market by Summit Communications Solutions, Corp, a NJ Corporation with extensive experience in RF Over Fiber and Optical Delay Line Solutions.
About U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides the advanced scientific capabilities required to bolster the country’s position of global naval leadership. Here, in an environment where the nation’s best scientists and engineers are inspired to pursue their passion, everyone is focused on research that yields immediate and long-range applications in the defense of the United States. NRL is a campus-like complex of diverse scientific facilities, with a staff of more than 2,500 researchers, engineers, technicians and support personnel. Overall laboratory management is under the direction of a Navy officer and civilian research director. The internal organization is organized into five directorates, four of which conduct scientific research, and the Naval Center for Space Technology.
For more information about NRL, please visit www.nrl.navy.mil
RFOptic is a leading provider of RF over Fiber (RFoF) and Optical Delay Line (ODL) solutions. For the last 20 years, its team of industry veterans has been developing, designing and integrating superior quality technology for a wide range of RFoF and ODL solutions. The solutions are deployed at various industries, including broadcasting, aviation, automotive, and defense. RFOptic offers its customers and OEMs various off-the-shelf products, as well as custom-made solutions optimized for a wide range of RFoF products at affordable prices and with a quick turnaround. RFOptic makes it its mission to help its customers to turn innovation into real business by providing them with the highest quality, cutting edge RFoF solutions as well as customized solutions based on individual requests and objectives.
For more information about RFOptic, please visit www.rfoptic.com.
About Summit Communications Solutions
Summit Communications Solutions, Corp., is RFOptic’s longtime partner in delivering high quality RFoF, and ODL Solutions to North American defense contractors, recording studios and research laboratories and universities. SummitCSC consultants provide technical and commercial support for the whole North American region.
For more information about SummitCSC, please visit www.summitcsc.com
Mr. Oz Abramson, VP