Upcoming Webinar on DOCSIS 4.0 – Benefits and Trade-offs of Moving to 1800 MHz

Mini-Circuits will be hosting a live webinar on November 20 (Wednesday), on the expanded spectrum DOCSIS (ESD) standard for CATV networks. The webinar, titled, DOCSIS 4.0 – The Move to 1800 MHz, will discuss the benefits and trade-offs associated with migrating to a 1.8 GHz network along with the new RF components now in development at Mini-Circuits that will be needed to meet the exacting requirements for this expanded frequency bandwidth.

The webinar will presented by guest speaker, Phil Miguelez, CTO of Access Vision technologies, LLC, and Erick Olsen, Product Marketing Manager at Mini-Circuits. Mr. Miguelez is a 25 year veteran of the cable industry and member of the DOCSIS 4.0 Working Group currently meeting to define the requirements for 1.8 GHz operation. Mr. Olsen currently leads product marketing at Mini-Circuits and has over 30 years of RF/microwave industry experience as a design engineer and in management roles at companies including Raytheon, Skyworks, NXP, and Analog Devices.

WEBINAR OVERVIEW

The major challenge to delivering high speed data, new HD video channels or digital streaming services in a cable system is the limitation on available RF spectrum. The typical RF bandwidth in the majority of HFC networks today is still 750 MHz. DOCSIS 3.1 defined an upper bandwidth limit of 1.8 GHz but only provided specific requirements for operation up to 1.2 GHz. To fend off fiber and future wireless competitors, cable operators need a multi-gigabit-capable symmetrical network with up to 10 Gbps downstream capacity. The CableLabs DOCSIS 4.0 specification initiative will define the requirements needed for operation of the entire 1.8 GHz bandwidth allocation.

There are a number of advantages that 1.8 GHz DOCSIS 4.0 can provide for network operators once it is released early next year. Primary among these is the ability to maintain their existing Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) node plus amplifier cascade architecture as an alternative to the more costly 1.2 GHz Fiber Deep N+0 network design. But there are also significant challenges related to higher coax attenuation loss and other impacts that come with higher frequency operation.

This webinar will discuss the benefits and trade-offs associated with migrating to a 1.8 GHz network along with the new RF components now in development at Mini-Circuits that are needed to meet the exacting requirements for this expanded frequency bandwidth.

For attendees’ scheduling convenience, the webinar will be offered in three different sessions throughout the day:

  • Session 1 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET
  • Session 2 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Session 3 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET

This live online event is part of Mini-Circuits’ ongoing commitment to providing relevant, up-to-date information resources to support customers and peers in advancing the industry and RF/microwave technology. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

Click here to register.

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