Analog Forward Receiver - Enhanced


About the Product

The Analog Forward Receiver - Enhanced (FRAE) is designed to plug into PBN's latest generation Advanced Intelligent Multi-services Access platform - the AIMA3000.

The FRAE is available in single or dual port configurations. It incorporates a low noise front-end circuit that receives optical wavelengths from 1260 nm to 1620 nm and converts them into RF signals for Master Antenna Television (MATV), CATV, and broadband applications. The supported RF bandwidth is from 45 to 1218 MHz.

The module offers a superior frequency response with a low distortion profile and low noise characteristics. Having high sensitivity, the module is suitable for long distance applications.

The FRAE optical receiver module features automatic gain control (AGC), which is based off of RF power.

The RF output AGC threshold level and the slope can be managed remotely.

  • Plug-and-play with the AIMA3000 platform
  • Superior performance with a low noise profile and minimal distortion characteristics
  • High RF output allowing for flexible deployment
  • Supports Automatic Gain Control (AGC) for a stable RF output
  • Electronic slope control
  • Electronic gain setting and adjustable alarm thresholds
  • Broadband GaAs amplifier technology
  • High sensitivity: -7 dBm to +3 dBm
  • Support for CENELEC, PAL, and NTSC standards up to 110 channels (analog and digital)
  • Comprehensive status monitoring and alarm with PBN's NMS network management software
  • SCTE-HMS MIB compliant
  • Remote firmware upgrade and auto upload/download of configuration files through ASMM web interface or using PBN's NMSE
  • Bulk firmware updates through PBN's NMSE
  • Fully FCC, CE, and RCM compliant
Optical Performance 
Optical wavelength   1260 nm to 1620 nm
Optical input -7 dBm to +3 dBm
Optical return loss > 50 dB
Optical connector SC/APC (1) ,FC/APC, LC/APC, E2000/APC
RF Performance
RF bandwidth 45 MHz to 1218 MHz
RF output level (2) 40 dBmV (3)
RF flatness ±0.75 dB
Gain adjustment range 0 dB to 20 dB
Slope adjustment range 0 dB to 7 dB
AGC range(input variation) 10 dB
AGC accuracy ± 0.5 dB over AGC range
RF impedance 75 Ω
RF return loss > 16 dB
RF test point relative
to RF output port
-20 dB ± 1 dB
RF OUT connector Single: 1x GSK-type female
Dual: 2x GSK-type female
RF test point Single: 1x Mini-SMB
Dual: 2x Mini-SMB
Alarms and status  Front-panel LEDs, SNMP Traps
Link Performance (2)
MER > 38 dB
BER < 1E-9
Power supply Powered via AIMA3000 backplane
Power consumption Single: < 12.0 W
Dual: < 24.0 W
Operating temperature  -5 ℃ to +55℃
Storage temperature -25 ℃ to +70 ℃
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.6 x 410 x 152.5 mm
Weight Single: 0.88kg
Dual: 0.98kg
Supported network management options PBN's NMSE or through ASMM's Web Interface

(1) Standard option. Contact a PBN Sales Representative for availability of other options.
(2) Loaded with 64 channels 256 QAM, measured with PBN referenced optical transmitter (FT5X-Q) @ -3 dBm, 2%~3% OMI, 348~596 MHz, 60 km.
(3) dBuV=60+dBmV.

A-FRAE-[X]-[Y]-[Z] Analog Forward Receiver - Enhanced
X Optical Input Ports


Dual (2)

Y Optical Connector Type









Z Bandwidth


45 ~ 1218 MHz

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