APIC Introduces 20 GHz RF over Fiber Analog Transmitter for DAS, 5G, and MIMO Applications

APIC, a manufacturer of high performance transmitters and receivers for RF over Fiber interconnects and networks has introduced its latest high-performance RF over fiber transmitter for telecommunications applications such as DAS, 5G, and MIMO. 

The Micro ATX is a 20 GHz RFoF Transmitter that combines an ultra low-RIN (-168 dB/Hz) continuous wavelength (CW) laser (1530-1565 nm), a low Vπ amplitude modulator, a low noise amplifier, power conditioning and control electronics into a very small, yet, very rugged package (14 x 5 x 2 cm).

When used in combination with APIC’s highly linear analog receiver, the resultant link performance, with/without a selectable low noise amplifier (LNA), has a gain greater than 8/ -6 dB; a noise figure (NF) lower than 8 / 21 dB; an SFDR ~ 111/114 dB/Hz-2/3; and an RF bandwidth from 50 MHz through 20 GHz. The Micro ATX is built to operate in harsh environments and ambient temperatures from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius.