RF over Fiber Technology

RF over Fiber (RFoF) refers to a technology whereby light is modulated by a radio frequency signal and transmitted over an optical fiber link.  In all satellite ground stations or teleports an effective method of wire-based transmission of RF signals between field-based receiving antennas and ICT control rooms or between different equipment centers is mandatory. These so-called interfacility links were traditionally based on copper or coaxial cables respectively. In state-of-the art installations ‘all-electrical’ interfacility links are mainly replaced by fiber optic links. By using this RF over Fiber technology one benefit from several advantages compared to the copper based counterparts like significant lower transmission losses and higher signal quality thereby constituting a future proof connectivity platform in an ever changing technology environment. Solution Leaflet RF over Fiber Technology

Solution Leaflet RF over Fiber Technology

RF over Fiber from DEV

DEV offers a versatile portfolio for RF optical transmission over fiber. A broad selection of indoor and outdoor chassis, multiple different L-Band over Fiber modules e.g. for switching, splitting, CWDM, DWDM and flexible configuration options and high packing densities assure a uniform, easy-to manage solution for RF over Fiber – with a proven track record for highest signal quality and reliability. Less rack space, lower power consumption and the unique modularity of the concept gives you flexibility for future requirements.

The most commonly used RF over Fiber system configurations are described by DEV's RF over Fiber Solution Leaflets. Further chassis configurations are standardly available.

RF over Fiber Solution Leaflet 1:1 Configuration

RF over Fiber Solution Leaflet 1+1 Configuration

RF over Fiber Solution Leaflet 4+1 Configuration

A broad selection of indoor and outdoor chassis, multiple different L-Band over Fiber modules e.g. for switching, splitting, CWDM, DWDM and flexible configuration options and high packing densities assure a uniform, easy-to manage solution for RF over Fiber – with a proven track record for highest signal quality and reliability.