Abbreviations Glossary

This glossary includes abbreviations used in the context of RF over fiber technology, market sectors and ViaLite products. Use the search function to find specific terms, or the arrows to view more rows.

 

AbbreviationSource
A Ampere
AGCAutomatic gain control
BERBit error rate
BOMBill of materials
BTSBase transceiver station
BUCBlock up converter
CATVCommunity access television
CNRCarrier to noise ratio
COMCommon
CWDMCoarse wavelength-division multiplexing
DASDistributed antenna system
dBDecibel
dBcDecibel relative to carrier
dBmDecibel milliwatt
DCDirect current
DCFDispersion compensation fiber
DCMDispersion compensation module
De-muxDe-multiplex
DFBDistributed feedback laser
DHCPDynamic host configuration protocol
DIPDual in line package
DRDynamic range
DVB-TDigital video broadcasting - terrestrial
DWDMDense wavelength-division multiplexing
EDFAErbium-doped fiber amplifier
ELINTElectronics intelligence
EMCElectromagnetic compatibility
FC/APCFiber connector, angled polished contact
FC/PCFiber connector, physical contact
FOILFiber optic inter-facility link
FOLFiber optic link
FSKFrequency shift keying
FTPFile transfer protocol
gGram
GbEGigabit Ethernet
GHzGigahertz
GNSSGlobal navigation satellite system
GPSGlobal positioning system
GRNGoods return number
GSM-RGlobal system for mobile communications – railway
GUIGraphical user interface
HPChassis hole pitch width, 5.08 mm
HRC-1Legacy SNMP chassis card
HRC-3New Horizons SNMP chassis card
HRK3ViaLiteHD 3U chassis
HSRHigh sensitivity receiver
HTMLHypertext mark-up language
HTSHigh throughput satellite
HWDRHyper wide dynamic range
HzHertz
I2CInter-Integrated circuit
IABMInternational Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers
IECInternational Electrotechnical Commission
IFIntermediary frequency
IFBInterruptible foldback
IMDIntermodulation distortion ratio
IPInternet protocol
IP3Third order intercept point
ITUInternational Telecommunication Union
KgKilogram
kHzKilohertz
LANLocal area network
LASERLight amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
LC/PCLucent connector, physical contact
LEDLight emitting diode
LEOLow earth orbit
LNALow noise amplifier
LNBLow noise block
LTELong term evolution
MMeter
M&CMonitoring and control
mAMilliampere
MaxMaximum
MCRMaster control room
MCXMicro coaxial connector
MEOMedium earth orbit
MHzMegahertz
MIBManagement information base
MiFIDMarkets in Financial Instruments Directive
Mil-AeroMilitary aerospace
MinMinimum
mmMillimeter
MuxMultiplex
mVMillivolt
NCNormally closed
NFNoise figure
NmNanometer
NMSNetwork management system
NONormally open
NOCNetwork operations center
NomNominal
NTPNetwork time protocol
OBOutdoor broadcast
ODEOutdoor enclosure
OEMOriginal equipment manufacturer
P1dBPower at one decibel gain compression
PCPersonal computer
PMRProfessional mobile radio
PPMPulse Power and Measurement Ltd
PPSPulse per second
PSUPower supply unit
PWRPower
RFRadio frequency
RFoFRF over fiber
RLLReceived light level
RMAReturn merchandise authorization
RSTReset
RU(or U) Measurement for 19” rack, height 44.45mm
RXReceiver
SatcomSatellite communications
SC/APCSubscriber connector, angled polished contact
SC/PCSubscriber connector, physical contact
SCIFSensitive compartmented information facility
SFDRSpurious free dynamic range
SIGINTSignals intelligence
SINADSignal to noise and distortion ratio
SMASubminiature version A connector
SMFSingle mode optical fiber
SMPTESociety of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SNMPSimple network management protocol
SSHSecure socket shell
TCPTransmission control protocol
TETRATerrestrial trunked radio
TRXTransceiver
TT&CTelemetry, tracking and command
TTLTransistor–transistor logic
TVROTelevision receive-only
TXTransmitter
TypTypical
U(or RU) Measurement for 19” rack, height 44.45mm
UAVUnmanned aerial vehicle
UHFUltra high frequency
UTCCoordinated universal time
V Voltage
VDCVoltage Direct Current
VHFVery high frequency
ViaLiteHDViaLite High Density
VRTVVirtual reality TV
VSATVery-small-aperture terminal
VSELVoltage select
VSWRVoltage standing wave ratio
WWatt
WDMWavelength-division multiplexing
WTAWorld Teleport Association
Abbreviations Glossary
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