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

    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.
  • 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
Frequency range 700MHz-2450MHz
Impedance 50Ω
VSWR(typ) 1:1.5
Link gain (Tx /Rx) nom -5 dB -15dBm to -25 dBm optical input
Noise figure(typ) 21 @ 5 GHz dB
SFDR(typ) 105dB/Hz ⅔ @ 5 GHz
Industry Satcom, Military Satcom
Form Factor Rack Chassis Card
Brand ViaLite Communications

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