RF-Over-Fiber Design Tool

Jenco Technologies, Inc. is an authorized distributor for Emcore's fiberoptic transport products. The Design Tool facilitates the design of Emcore Optiva fiberoptic RF transport subsystems ranging from 50 MHz to 40 GHz. Using the Design Tool, one may configure fiberoptic transport subsystems to meet requirements for:

  • RF Link Gain
  • Noise Figure
  • Input/Output IP3
  • Spur Free Dynamic Range
  • 1dB Dynamic Range
  • Carrier-to-Noise
  • Carrier-to-Interferer

A user account is required to access the RF-Over-Fiber Design Tool. To create an account, please use the CREATE ACCOUNT or the LOGIN links (also shown to the right). After logging in, the design window shown below is presented. Please refer to the PRIVACY STATEMENT and TERMS OF USE for further information. Please see the YouTube OVERVIEW VIDEO. Also, please visit the Jenco YOUTUBE CHANNEL for more videos on specific RF-Over-Fiber topics.

  1. Choose the RF frequency band to be modelled (select this to view the full application page). Satcom bands are specific uplink and downlink satcom frequency bands. Microwave links are wideband links extending to from 18 GHz to 40 GHz.
  2. Choose a specific transmitter. There are a variety of L-Band transmitters, identified by optical output power, cooled/uncooled laser, wavelength, etc.. Satcom and Microwave selections are per specific RF frequency ranges.
  3. Set the fiberoptic link constraints – passive losses (e.g., patch panels) and fiber length.
  4. Adjust fiberoptic transmitter and receiver RF amplifier gains to achieve desired link gain, noise figure, etc.
  5. Set input RF signal characteristics (number of carriers, power level, transmission bandwidth).
  6. Select equipment parameters. These affect primarily the part number configuration strings.
  7. For the particular settings selected, estimated RF performance is computed.
  8. Parts list is generated.
  9. All settings may be saved for retrieval at some later time.
  10. Logout.