AIMA 3000 modular optical headend solution

Due to drastically increasing subscriber bandwidths and the launch of DOCSIS 3.1 based services, cable TV providers are forced to continuously segment HFC networks and improve network quality and reliability.

In the ever-growing competition, it is very important for service providers to have simple, cost-effective operation and low power consumption. Taking these needs into account, PBN has developed a completely new HFC platform with the highest port density available on the market. The AIMA3000 platform features HFC, RFoG and FTTH 1550nm video transfer modules. They have excellent references around the world and Europe. The AIMA 3000 system has also been recently deployed by UPC in its networks.

Features of the AIMA3000 system:

  • ​The highest port density available on the market

  • Extremely low power consumption

  • Outstanding price / value and price / port ratio

  • In a 4RU high frame, 16pcs of single, 2, or 4 modules can be inserted

  • Interchangeable modules during operation with auto-configuration function

  • Highly reliable, fully redundant power supply

  • The intelligent network management solution includes the integrated SNMP Agent and HTTP Web server and
    SCTE-HMS compatible SNMP MIBs

  • It is possible to implement redundancy between modules (less than 15ms switching time)

AIMA datasheet

AIMA chassis

Product Features:

  • 19" 4RU chassis

  • 17 module slots

  • Module slot 0 for SCMM Management Module

  • Module slots 1-16 for application modules

  • Two redundant, hot swappable power supplies

  • Below and front of the modules there is space for cable organization

  • Fans located on the power supply modules and  the fan-generated airflow allows for the placement of more chassis directly above each other.

ASMM management module

Product Features:

  • Hot swappable

  • Enbeded web server

  • SNMP interface

  • Firmware and network management

  • Alarm and log management

  • Fast Ethernet port to connect the local management PC and remote management network

  • USB interface to connect PDA units

ASMM datasheet

FPAS Forward RF amplifier module

Product Features:

  • DOCSIS 3.1 compatible 45MHz to 1218 MHz forward frequency band

  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Manual Gain Control (MGC) modes

  • Electronic gain and slope control

  • High linearity and excellent noise and distortion parameters

  • Versatile status monitoring

  • Alarm levels can be set

FPAS datasheet

FRAS Forward receiver module

Product Features:

  • DOCSIS 3.1 compatible 45MHz to 1218 MHz forward frequency band

  • Optical Receiver with Microprocessor Controlled Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Status Monitoring Features.

  • Low noise and distortion values

  • Electronic Slope Control

  • Broadband GaAs amplifier technology and high output level

  • Software adjustable AGC, RF gain and tilt parameters

  • Optional redundant forward configuration

FRAS datasheet

FT3S 1310nm optical transmitter module

Product Features:

  • DOCSIS 3.1 compatible 45MHz to 1218 MHz forward frequency band

  • High quality 1310 nm cooledMQW DFB cable television laser and RF drive circuit.

  • The advanced GaAs technology-based amplifier block provides excellent noise and distortion parameters.

  • Optical outputs between 1.6 and 31 mW (2dBm-15dBm).

  • 1 or 2 optical transmitters at one module space.

  • Built-in advanced GaAs amplifier block.

  • Local or remote laser shutdown option.

  • Automatic level control (ALC) provides constant optical modulation.

  • Automatic Power Control (APC) provides constant output optical power.

  • Automatic Peltier temperature control with constant cooling temperature.

  • Remote alarm management and configuration.

FT3S datasheet

FT5S 1550nm forward optical transmitter module

Product Features:

  • FT5S directly modulated transmitter modules are recommended for short distance transmission (up to 5-10Km depending on channel number) or FTTH applications.

  • High quality 1550nm DFB with laser optical isolator and thermo-electric cooling.

  • It can be ordered at ITU optical wavelength for DWDM applications.

  • 45MHz-1218 MHz operating frequency range.

  • 6, 8 and 10 mW (8, 9 and 10 dBm) optional optical output power values.

  • 1 or 2 optical transmitters at one module space.

  • Built-in advanced GaAs amplifier block.

  • Local or remote laser shutdown option.

  • Automatic gain control (AGC) provides constant optical modulation.

  • Automatic Power Control (APC) provides constant output optical power.

  • Automatic Peltier temperature control with constant cooling temperature.

  • Remote alarm management and configuration.

FT5S datasheet

FT5E 1550nm optical transmitter module

Product Features:

  • FT5E directly modulated transmitter modules are recommended for low and medium range transmissions (up to 20Km depending on channel number) or FTTH applications.

  • Compared to the FT5S, it contains additional RF distortion reducing circuits.

  • High quality 1550nm DFB with laser optical isolator and thermo-electric cooling.

  • It can be ordered at ITU optical wavelenght for DWDM applications.

  • 45MHz-1218 MHz operating frequency range.

  • 6, 8 and 10 mW (8, 9 and 10 dBm) optional optical output power values.

  • Built-in advanced GaAs amplifier block.

  • Local or remote laser shutdown option.

  • Automatic gain control (AGC) provides constant optical modulation.

  • Automatic Power Control (APC) provides constant output optical power.

  • Automatic Peltier temperature control with constant cooling temperature.

  • Remote alarm management and configuration.

 

FT5E datasheet

FT5X External modulated 1550nm optical transmitter module

Product Features:

  • FT5X external modulated transmitter modules for DWDM applications and medium distance transmissions (up to 60Km for digital QAM channel load only).

  • 1, 2, or 4 optical transmitters at one module space (up to 64 optical transmitters per frame).

  • Suitable for DWDM applications. Supports standard ITU wavelengths (21-51 channels, 1560.61 nm - 1536.61 nm).

  • Software adjustable ITU optical wavelength (21-51 channels).

  • 45MHz-1218 MHz operating frequency range (in case of digital channel load).

  • 3 or 4 mW (5 or 6 dBm) selectable optical output power values.

  • Local or remote laser shutdown option.

  • Automatic gain control (AGC) provides constant optical modulation.

  • Automatic Power Control (APC) provides constant output optical power.

  • Remote alarm management and configuration.

FT5X datasheet

EDFA 1550nm optical amplifier module

Product Features:

  • The 1550nm EDFA amplifier module is suitable for extending the transmission distance of analog and digital CATV signals or for FTTH applications.

  • One or two (980nm and 1480nm) pump laser amplifier models are available in an optical output power range of 13-24dBm.

  • 1-8 outputs.

  • Suitable for 1550nm DWDM applications.

  • Low noise parameters

  • Adjustable output optical power level.

  • Remote alarm management and configuration.

EDFA datasheet

RRAS Quad return path optical receiver module

Product Features:

  • Four separate return receiver units at one module space (up to 64 reverse receivers in a 4 RU frame unit).

  • 5-204 Mhz transmission frequency range

  • Suitable for CWDM and DWDM applications due to the 1260-1620nm reception wavelength range.

  • MGC or AGC  modes

  • It is possible to use the receivers in a redundant configuration controlled by the NMS3 management system.

  • Multi-level (-6dB in stairs) mute function allows you to filter out unwanted high-level RF noise breaks.

  • Optional FBC (Full Band Capture) spectrum analyzer function

  • Remote alarm management and configuration.

RRAS datasheet

RT5S Return transmitter module

Product Features:

  • High quality 1550nm DFB laser.

  • It can be ordered at ITU optical wavelenght for DWDM applications.

  • 5 MHz to 204 MHz operating frequency range.

  • 6, 8 and 10 mW (8, 9 and 10 dBm) optional optical output power values.

  • 1 or 2 optical transmitters at one module space.

  • Built-in advanced GaAs amplifier block.

  • Local or remote laser shutdown option.

  • Automatic Power Control (APC) provides constant output optical power.

  • Automatic Peltier temperature control with constant cooling temperature.

  • Remote alarm management and configuration.

RT5S datasheet

RPAS Return RF amplifier module

Product Features:

  • 5MHz-204 MHz return frequency band

  • Manual Gain Control (MGC) mode

  • Electronic gain and slope control

  • High linearity and excellent noise and distortion parameters

  • Versatile status monitoring

  • Alarm levels can be set

RPAS datasheet

RFSW RF AB switch module

Product Features:

  • 45MHz-1GHz operating frequency range

  • Automatic or manual switching modes

  • Adjustable switching limits per input

RFSW datasheet

OPSW Optical switch module

Product Features:

  • Minimal input levels can be set for all inputs

  • Automatic switching based on optical or RF power

  • Fast switching time (15ms)

OPSW datasheet