Optical Transceiver Supports Standards for Cellular, WiFi and WiMAX Networks
Tue, 11/20/2007 - 6:19am
Specifically built to support industrial-level temperature ranges and open standards for the base transceiver station (BTS) market, Avago’s AFBR-57J5APZ is part of the industry’s first family of optical transceivers for use in next-generation, wireless infrastructure networking equipment. With high-speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at 3.072 Gb/s (OBSAI/CPRI standard), the AFBR-57J5APZ operates at the industrial temperature range of 㫀° to +85° C with link distances of 500 meters over OM3 grade fiber. Compared to copper solutions, optical fiber supports longer link distances with higher data rates and at a lower total cost of ownership. Designing with fiber enables more robust and cost-effective solutions as fiber technology consumes less power, does not have RF emissions, provides EMI immunity which is critical for data security and integrity, and offers high voltage isolation which protects the network during a lightning storm.