EAR Series 1RU for CATV Amplification and Distribution

1RU Rack Mount EDFAs

IPG Photonics' 1RU EAR Series low noise, high performance EDFAs provides the ideal building blocks for CATV network systems. These space efficient rack mount amplifiers are available in both single optical channel and DWDM configurations. IPG’s EDFAs are available with up to 200 mW (23 dBm) per port output power. IPG's rack mount amplifiers are constructed using our proprietary amplifier modules, providing the best available reliability characteristics and the widest range of power choices for cost-effective architecture flexibility. Optimized for low noise, IPG’s EDFAs allow for clear transmission of video, voice and data signals. Carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR) penalty is typically less than 1 dB.



Total Output Power 50 mW to 2 W Integrated CWDM Option for FTTx
Up to 16 Output Ports Low Power Consumption
Up to 200 mW per Port Output Power Low CNR Penalty
<4.5 dB RF Noise Figure
Max. Output Power per Port, dBm Up to +23
Number of Ports 1, 2, 4, 8, 16
Max. Port-to-Port Variation, dB ±0.5
Monitor Port Output Power, dBm 0-3
Operating Wavelength Range, nm 1550-1560
Typ. Noise Figure (Pin= +6 dBm), dB 4.5
Carrier-to-noise Ratio (CNR) Degradation, dB 1.0
Power Consumption, W 55
Max. Residual Pump Power, dBm/ nm -20
Typ. Composite Second Order (CSO), dBc -75
Typ. Composite Triple Beat (CTB), dBc -80


Chassis Dimensions, mm 483 x 311 x 44
Ambient Operational Temperature Range, °C

Standard: -10 to +55
Extended: -40 to +65

Storage Temperature Range, °C  -40 to +80


EAR Series 1RU Datasheet


FTTB Broadband Access
FTTC Free Space Communications
FTTH RF Video Overlay

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