Analog Return Receiver - Redundant

AOCM3900 datasheet RRAR Datasheet

AOCM3900 datasheet RRAR Product User Manual

CP100 Firmware_Wifi RRAR Firmware

CP100 Firmware_Wifi RRAR FBC Moudle Firmware

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About the Product

The PBN AIMA3000 RRAR series Analog Return Receiver - Redundant (RRAR) are designed for multi-services operators to increase networkreturn capacities for the ever-growing demand for data and voice bandwidth, while minimizing physical headend space and power requirements.

The RRAR, is designed to plug into PBN’s latest generation Advanced Intelligent Multi- Service Headend Platform (AIMA3000). The RRAR incorporates four independent optical return-path receivers that can operate at any wavelength between 1260~1620 nm. This density allows up to 64 independent receivers in only 4 RU of space. The user can set each receiver individually for operation in either manual gain control (MGC) mode or automatic gain control (AGC) mode based on optical input power. The unit has a low-noise profile and highperformance amplifiers to ensure a good signal-to-noise ratio as well as low distortion characteristics. With high RF outputs, the RRAR can be adapted to work with various headend configurations.

The RRAR can be used independently as a 4-port return receiver, or it can be matched with another RRAR to provide line and equipment redundant protection for the uplink channel. The two RRARs that are backup to each other are connected by a redundant cable. The user can designate a port of one equipment and any port of the other equipment as a group of primary and secondary outputs. After the setting is completed, under normal circumstances, the primary port has output level, and the secondary port has no output level. When an abnormal situation occurs in the primary port (module power failure/optical input power exceeding limit), the primary output will be closed and the secondary output will be opened, so as to realize redundant protection.

With the optional embedded Full Band Capture (FBC) module, it enables the operator to capture and monitor the return path spectrum helping the operator to quickly find and locate the upstream noise and the related upstream signal levels. Advanced spectrum analyzing software is available as in a standalone version or as module within PBN’s NMSE Software suite. It also can be easily integrated into operators exist network management system.

The RRAR can also be conveniently monitored and controlled through a computer connected to one of the Ethernet ports via the ASMM module.

All module settings are retained in non-volatile memory to ensure trouble-free operation. Bulk updating, automatic uploading and downloading of configuration files is possible using PBN’s NMSE web-based management system.

  • Bandwidth 5 ~ 204 MHz to meet EuroDOCSIS and DOCSIS 3.1
    frequency band requirements
  • RF output 47.5 dBmV with a -6dBm optical input and an OMI of 6%
  • Operates between 1260 ~ 1620 nm wavelength, to suit CWDM and DWDM applications
  • Allows up to 64 receivers (4x16 Modules) in only 4 RU of space
  • User-selectable MGC or AGC
  • Easy to install due to RF-Paddle board backplane design
  • Plug-and-play and hot-swappable
  • Dedicated testport per return channel
  • Fully FCC, CE and RCM compliant 
  • Real-time alarm monitoring
  • Full Band Capture offers automated and 7*24 return path/upstream RF and data performance monitoring and analysis
  • Help operators preemptively identify and address spectrum variances
  • Lower capital expenses by eliminating the need for expensive test equipment
  • Web-browser access eliminates the need for a thick client and a mobile APP is available
  • An intuitive user interface similar as meter adapt to user’s operating habits
  • Improve network maintenance efficiency and Increase customer satisfaction
  • FBC software which can work independently, in PBN NMSE or be integrated into third-party systems

Optical Performance

Optical wavelength 1260 nm to 1620 nm
Optical inputs -18 dBm to +2 dBm
Optical return loss > 50 dB
Optical connectors 4 x SC/APC (1) , FC/APC, LC/APC, E2000/APC

RF Performance

RF bandwidth 5 MHz to 204 MHz
RF output level(2) 47.5 dBmv @ -6 dBm
RF flatness ± 0.75 dB (5 MHz to 204 MHz)
Gain adjustment up to 45 dB in 0.5 dB increments (default 35 dB)
RF impedance 75 Ω
RF return loss > 18 dB
Receiver isolation > 65 dB
RF test point relative to RF output port

-20 dB ± 1 dB

RF connectors 4 x GSK-type female
RF test points 4 x Mini-SMB
Alarms and status Front-panel LEDs, SNMP Traps
Redundant switching time < 50 ms
Equivalent input noise < 4.5pAHz

Link Performance

CNR (3) > 51 dB
IMD2 (3) > 61 dB
NPR (4) ≥ 25 dB (Dynamic range @ 30 dB)


Power supply Powered via AIMA3000 backplane

Power consumption

< 18 W (without FBC)
< 24 W (with FBC)
Operating temperature -5 ℃ to +55 ℃
Storage temperature -25 ℃ to +70 ℃
Operating humidity 90% (non-condensing)
Storage humidity 90% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.6 x 410 x 152.5 mm
Weight 0.87 kg
Supported network management options

PBN's NMSE or through ASMM's Web Interface

With the FBC module

Frequency Capture Range 5 to 204 MHz
Dynamic range 60 dB
Spectrum Lines 3, including live, max hold and min hold
RBW Up from 30 KHz
VBW Auto adaptable
Vertical Markers 2

(1) Standard option. Contact a PBN Sales Representative for availability of other options.
(2) Measured in a typical system with -6 dBm optical input, 6% OMI, gain setting adjusted to typical (the stated RF output level does not necessarily apply with other optical input levels). dBuV= 60+dBmV.
(3) Measured in a typical system with PBN Standard Return Transmitter, 4 channels (11.5 MHz, 26.5 MHz, 45.5 MHz and 58.5 MHz), -6 dBm, 7% OMI, Output level 44 dBmV per Channel.
(4) Measured in a typical system with PBN Standard Return Transmitter, -13 dBm optical input, 35 MHz noise loading.

A-RRAR-[W]-[X]-[Y]-[Z] Analog Return Receiver - Redundant  



Optical Ports


Quad (4)


FBC Function(1)


With FBC Management (1)


Optical Connector Type












5 ~ 204 MHz (Standard)


(1) Option for FBC Management configurations only, if not used omit X when making an order.