Pharad, rf over fiber, antennas, photonics

S to Q-band RF Photonic Links
3 – 50 GHz

Pharad has developed the PTX-030-500 photonic transmitter and PRX-030-500 photonic receiver that can be used together to realize a high performance ultra-wideband RF photonic link that supports the fiber optic remoting of RF signals over the ultra-wideband frequency range of 3 GHz up to 50 GHz.

The transmitter and receiver modules can be used to create transparent fiber optic, low loss links where it is necessary to transport RF and microwave signals over long distances without signal degradation. Proprietary techniques are employed to achieve the best gain, noise figure, and dynamic range performance available.

Both the PTX-030-500 and PRX-030-500 are packaged as integrated, fully self-contained 1 RU rack-mountable modules that include the optical and RF hardware, control electronics, and power supply.

Applications for the ultra-wideband RF photonic link include RF and radio signal over fiber distribution in communications, radar, electronic warfare, and ISR systems, aircraft and shipboard RF distribution systems, antenna remoting, as well as commercial wireless networks and SATCOM platforms.     


rf photonic transmitter, microwave photonic receiver, rf over fiber

  • 3 – 50 GHz operational bandwidth

  • High spurious free dynamic range

  • Low loss and noise figure

  • WDM compliant

  • 1U rack mountable chassis

  • Status Monitoring Indicators

  • Remote status/alarm monitoring capability via RS-232 interface (PTX-030-500)

  • AC powered
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