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The 7707IFRA is a VistaLINK® capable fiber optic receiver for 70/140MHz IF signals. The 7707IFRA accepts a fiber optic input from the companion 7707IFTA and provides two 70/140MHz IF output signals. Monitoring and control of card status and parameters is provided locally at the card edge and remotely via VistaLINK® capability.

The 7707IFRA occupies one card slot and can be housed in the 1RU 7801FR frame which holds up to four single or two dual slot modules, the 3RU 7800FR frame which has a 15 slot capacity, the portable 3RU 350FR frame which has a 7 slot capacity, or a standalone enclosure which holds a single module.


  • 30-200MHz bandwidth
  • Protocol transparent - receives all video, audio and data modulation formats
  • Supports manual and automatic gain control (AGC)
  • Two IF outputs for extra signal distribution or monitoring functions
  • IF output power independent of optical loss (within AGC range)
  • Available with BNC or F-Type connector options
  • Wide range optical input (1270nm to 1610nm)
  • Supports single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cable
  • Available in SC/PC, FC/PC and APC connector options
  • Fully hot swappable from front of frame
  • Comprehensive signal and status monitoring via four digit card edge display or remotely through SNMP and VistaLINK® capability

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7707IFRA Application Configurations

ApplicationOptical Link BudgetTransmit SideReceive SideDescription
Ordering InformationTx PowerOrdering InformationRx Sensitivity

* : assumes 8 Ch upper band CWDM Mux/Demux loss of 3.5dB
** : assumes 8 Ch DWDM Mux/Demux loss of 5dB

~Fiber loss = 0.35/0.25dB per km @ 1310nm/1550nm

====One Signal Per Fiber====
Short to Medium Haul14dB / 30km7707IFTA130dBm7707IFRA-14dBm1310nm FP laser on Tx
Medium Haul16dB / 45km7707IFTA13L2dBm7707IFRA-14dBm1310nm DFB laser on Tx
Long Haul16dB / 64km7707IFTA152dBm7707IFRA-14dBm1550nm DFB laser on Tx
Long Haul25dB / 71km7707IFTA13L2dBm7707IFRA-H-23dBm1310nm DFB laser on Tx, High Sensitivity Rx
Long Haul25dB / 100km7707IFTA152dBm7707IFRA-H-23dBm1550nm DFB laser on Tx, High Sensitivity Rx
====Multi-Signal Per Fiber (Wavelength MUX/DEMUX)====
Medium Haul12.5dB / 50km*7707IFTAxx2dBm7707IFRA-14dBm1270nm - 1610nm CWDM DFB laser on Tx, with 8 Ch CWDM Mux/Demux*
Long Haul21.5dB / 86km*7707IFTAxx2dBm7707IFRA-H-23dBm1270nm - 1610nm CWDM DFB laser on Tx, High Sensitivity Rx, with 8 Ch CWDM Mux/Demux*
Long Haul16dB / 70km**7707IFTADxxx7dBm7707IFRA-14dBmDWDM DFB laser on Tx, with 8 Ch DWDM Mux/Demux**
Long Haul25dB / 100km**7707IFTADxxx7dBm7707IFRA-H-23dBmDWDM DFB laser on Tx, High Sensitivity Rx, with 8 Ch DWDM Mux/Demux**


IF Output
Number of Outputs2
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A (F-Type optional)
I/O Impedance75Ω or 50Ω (+50 option)
Return Loss18dB (min)
Frequency Range30MHz - 200MHz
Flatness±1dB @ 30MHz - 200MHz; ±0.2dB @ 36MHz BW
Signal Level
AGC mode-10dBm constant (within AGC range)
Manual mode-5 to -65 (depends on RF input level, optical loss and gain setting)
AGC mode-20dBm constant (within AGC range)
Manual mode-15 to -65 (depends on RF input level, optical loss and gain setting)
Intermodulation Products-50dBc (-10dBm at IFTA input and 3dB optical loss)
Optical Input
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorFemale SC/PC, FC/PC, SC/APC, FC/APC
Operating Wavelength1270nm - 1610nm
Maximum Input Power
Standard Version+3dBm
-H Version-7dBm
Optical Sensitivity
Standard Version-14dBm @ 35dB C/N @ 36MHz BW
-H Version-23dBm @ 35dB C/N @ 36MHz BW
-29dBm @ 25dB C/N @ 36MHz BW
Optical AttenuationAGC Hold Range: 10dB Optical
Voltage+12V DC
Power5 Watts
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15 Class A, EU EMC Directive
Number of Slots1

Ordering Information

7707IFRA70/140Mhz IF Fiber Receiver
7707IFRA-H70/140Mhz IF High Sensitivity Fiber Receiver
7707IFRA-2070/140Mhz IF Fiber Receiver, -20dBm AGC output
7707IFRA-H-2070/140Mhz IF High Sensitivity Fiber Receiver, -20dBm AGC output
Ordering Options
Notes75Ω I/O Impedance ships standard
Rear plate and fiber connector must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+SC+3RU
+5050Ω I/O Impedance
Connector Suffix
+AP+SCSC/APC (Angle Polished)
+AP+FCFC/APC (Angle Polished)
+F7575Ω F-Type
Rear Plate Suffix
+1RU1RU rear plate for use with 7701FR Multiframe
+SAStandalone Enclosure Rear Plate
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C or 7800FR Multiframes
350FRPortable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7700FR-C3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7701FR1RU Multiframe which holds 3 single slot modules
S7701FR7700 Series Standalone Enclosure
Patch Cable
CB-FP1M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 1m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP1M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 1m, ST/PC male termination
CB-FP5M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 5m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP5M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 5m, ST/PC male termination
CB-FP10M-SCPCSingle mode fiber cable, 10m, SC/PC male termination
CB-FP10M-STPCSingle mode fiber cable, 10m, ST/PC male termination