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What is RF over fiber technology and what are its advantages?

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Radio frequency over fiber (RFoF) is a method of converting radio waves (RF) into light by modulating the intensity of a light source (usually a laser) with a radio frequency signal. This is an analog process, no digitization was used.

 

 

5G Base Station Antenna Cable

 

The optical signal is then transmitted through fiber optic cables, replacing and surpassing the capabilities of traditional copper coaxial cables.

 

 

Unlike coax, which is limited to 300 feet (approx.), you can extend the link up to 600 kilometers (373 miles) without affecting signal performance.

 

 

The advantages of RFoF are:

 

Very low signal loss (less than 0.5 dB/km)

 

Allows connections for kilometers without zooming in

 

Flat frequency response across frequency band

 

means no slope compensation is required

 

Immunity to EMI and RFI

 

Since fiber is a non-conductive medium

 

Security against signal interception

 

Flexible and lightweight

 

For ease of deployment

 

low maintenance

 

install and forget technology

 

easy installation

 

Cost-effectiveness

 

Compared to high end, low loss coax and slope compensated amplifiers.

 

 

Premier Cable offers a wide range of Cables designed for the radio frequency component industry. Our Microwave RF cable assemblies feature enhanced and standard reliability grades to support a wide assortment of radio frequency applications.

 

 

ATCB-B01 AISG RET Control Cable

 

Huawei RET AISG to DB9 cable

 

Ericsson RET Control Cable

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