C-Band 3.4-7.1 GHz (500 MHz – 7.5 GHz)

ViaLite‘s C-Band RF over fiber link covers 3.4 – 7.1 GHz, and has a full operational range of 500 MHz – 7.5 GHz. The range includes the ITU-R radio regulations frequency for fixed satellite – earth to space (7.075 GHz). The link is available as a rack chassis card or new purple OEM module.

By removing the need to down-convert signals to an IF band, the link cuts running costs and reduces overall system costs. It can also boost reliability as there are fewer components in a system. The OEM module has also been designed to use minimal power, resulting in lower running costs and total cost of ownership.

  • C-Band 3.4 – 7.1 GHz
  • Full frequency range covered by link is 500 MHz – 7.5 GHz
  • No IF down conversion needed
  • Up to 50 km range
  • Rack chassis card or OEM module
  • SNMP monitoring & control available with the rack chassis card
  • 5-year warranty as standard

 

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C-Band 3.4-7.1 GHz  (500 MHz – 7.5 GHz)

The  ViaLiteHD C-Band Link is suitable for Satcom, Broadcast, Weather Radar, Wireless CCTV (5 GHz products), Telemetry and Defense applications.

It is used to transport C-Band signals from dishes to:

  • Ground-station control rooms
  • Broadcasters in the field
  • Broadcast headends
  • Outdoor broadcast trucks
  • Weather radar
  • Military
  • Telemetry and tracking.

 

C-Band for Mil-Aero
L, S and C Tri-Band RF Over Fiber Link, 500 MHz to 7.5 GHz

Key Performance Features

  • Tri-Band RF Over fiber design operates simultaneously across L, S and C Band
  • Wideband design extends frequency capability from 500 MHz to 7.5 GHz, includes P-Band
  • Superior (SF) Dynamic Range: L-Band 110 dB, S-Band 108 dB, C-Band 105 dB
  • Low Noise Figure: L-Band 11 dB, S-Band 16 dB, C-Band 23 dB, at +15 dB maximum gain settings
  • Laser options available for DWDM multiplexing, as well as long distance link (LDL) transport >50 km
  • Hot swappable 1U/3U ViaLite chassis rack card or OEM standalone module mechanical formats
  • Low power draw (6 watts TX, 3 watts RX), high reliability design, comes with 5-year warranty.

 

Leading Benefits

  • Cost effective native frequency solution – eliminates need for block up and down conversion
  • Allows RF over fiber transport to be implemented with any existing Tri-Band antenna
  • Ideal for high-dynamic-range and low noise figure applications
  • Rack card format operates within standard ViaLite chassis and SNMP M&C – can coexist with other ViaLite RF cards – offering extreme flexibility to support multiple signal formats and frequency bands in a single frame platform.

 

Primary Applications

  • Military Aerospace and Defense Electronic Telemetry Systems
  • Government Signal Intelligence (SIGINT)
  • Satcom Teleport Ground Station Antenna Signal Distribution
  • Remote Antenna Monitoring and Signal Processing.

 

The C-Band Link is available in two formats, each housing either the Tx or Rx module.

– Single rack chassis card

A fully populated 19” 3U ViaLiteHD rack chassis supports up to 26 links and accepts 13 RF cards, plus an SNMP card and dual power supply modules.  A 1U chassis accepts three RF cards or two RF cards with an SNMP card.

 

– Purple OEM Module

A new purple OEM module has been designed and manufactured for C-Band Links to be built into equipment or for stand-alone use. This module is similar in outward design to ViaLite‘s Blue2 module.

See our hardware formats guide for more information.

Purple OEM

 50 Ohm C-Band
TransmitterHRT-C1-8T-09-G1310 (example)
ReceiverHRR-C1-8T-05-A (example)
Frequency range500 - 7500 MHz
Impedance, RF connector50 Ohm SMA
VSWR1:1.5 (typ)
Link gain (Tx gain / Rx gain), default0/15 dB (nom)
Tx gain adjustment range15.5 dB (typ)
Tx gain adjustment from default gain-12 to 3.5 dB (typ)
Rx gain adjustment range15.5 dB (typ)
Rx gain adjustment from default gain-9.5 to +25 dB (typ)
Gain adjustment step size Rx and Tx0.5 dB (typ)
Gain stability over temperature range±1 dB (max)
Nominal input signal / output signal-15/0 dBm
P1dB input-9 dBm (typ)
P1dB input, at maximum Tx gain-4 dBm (typ)
IP3 input, at default gain+3.2 dBm (typ)
Noise figure, at default gain21 @ 5 GHz dB (typ)
SFDR105 @ 5 GHz dB/Hz 2/3 (typ)
Maximum input power without damage15 dBm
LNB powerInternal 13/18 V
(3.4 - 6 GHz) up to 700 mA (3.4 - 7.5 GHz) up to 350 mA
Optical connectorSC/APC
Laser typeDFB (Distributed feedback), thermo-electric cooled laser
Optical power output10 mW (typ)
Summary alarm outputOpen drain alarm: OPEN: Alarm, CURRENT SINK: okay
Operating temperature range-20 °C to +60 °C e
Storage temperature range-40 °C to +70 °C
Humidity95% non-condensing humidity

e Datasheet parameters based on temperature range -10 °C to +50 °C, refer to user manual for performance parameters at -20 °C to +60 °C.

 

Rack Chassis Card

 50 Ohm C-Band
TransmitterHRT-C1-8R-09-G1310 (example)
ReceiverHRR-C1-8R-05-A (example)
Frequency range500 - 7500 MHz
Impedance, RF connector50? SMA
VSWR1:1.5 (typ)
Link gain (Tx gain / Rx gain), default0/15 dB (nom)
Tx gain adjustment range15.5 dB (typ)
Tx gain adjustment from default gain-12 to 3.5 dB (typ)
Rx gain adjustment range15.5 dB (typ)
Rx gain adjustment from default gain-9.5 to +25 dB (typ)
Gain adjustment step size Rx and Tx0.5 dB (typ)
Gain stability over temperature range±1 dB (max)
Nominal input signal / output signal-15/0 dBm
P1dB input-9 dBm (typ)
P1dB input, at maximum Tx gain-4 dBm (typ)
IP3 input, at default gain+3.2 dBm (typ)
Noise figure, at default gain21 @ 5 GHz dB (typ)
SFDR105 @ 5 GHz dB/Hz? (typ)
Maximum input power without damage15 dBm
LNB powerInternal 13/18 V
(3.4 - 6 GHz) up to 700 mA (3.4 - 7.1 GHz) up to 350 mA
Optical connectorSC/APC
Laser typeDFB (Distributed feedback), thermo-electric cooled laser
Optical power output10 mW (typ)
Summary alarm outputOpen drain alarm: OPEN: Alarm, CURRENT SINK: okay
Operating temperature range-20 °C to +60 °C e
Storage temperature range-40 °C to +70 °C
Humidity95% non-condensing humidity

e Datasheet parameters based on temperature range -10 °C to +50 °C, refer to user manual for performance parameters at -20 °C to +60 °C.

C Band Rack Plug-in

HRT-C1-8R-35-G1310
C Band Transmitter 500MHz – 7.5GHz, 50 Ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Rack plug-in module, Wavelength 1310 nm

HRR-C1-8R-05-A
C Band High input power Receiver, 500MHz – 7.5GHz, 50 Ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Rack plug-in module

HRT-C1-8R-39-FC34
C-band Transmitter 500 MHz – 7.5 GHz, 50 ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Rack plug-in module

HRR-C1-8T-05-A
C Band High Input Power Receiver. 500 MHz – 7.5 GHz. 50 Ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Rackplug-in module

 

Purple OEM Module

HRT-C1-8T-35-G1310
C-band Transmitter 500 MHz to 7.5 GHz, 50 ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Purple OEM, LNA/LNB Connector, 1310 nm

HRR-C1-8T-05-A
C-band Receiver 500 MHz to 7.5 GHz, 50 ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Purple OEM

HRT-C1-8T-39-FC34
C-band Transmitter 500 MHz to 7.5 GHz, 50 ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Purple OEM, LNA/LNB Connector, DWDM

HRR-C1-8T-00-A
C-band Receiver 500 MHz to 7.5 GHz, 50 ohm SMA, Singlemode SC/APC, Purple OEM

C-Band Link Rack Chassis Card Datasheet  (version HRx-C-DS-1)
C-Band Link Purple OEM Module Datasheet  (version HRx-C-DS-1)
C-Band Link User Manual  (version HRx-C-HB-2)
General ViaLiteHD RF Link Handbook  (version HRx-HB-7)
Programing Kit (version HRx-HD-DEV103-DS-1) – for Blue OEM, Blue2 and Purple OEM modules

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