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The 7707IFTA is a VistaLINK® capable fiber optic transmitter for 70/140MHz IF signals. The 7707IFTA accepts one 70/140MHz coaxial input and provides a fiber optic output signal at 1310nm, 1550nm, CWDM or DWDM wavelengths. An additional electrical output is also provided for monitoring or further signal distribution. Monitoring and control of card status and parameters is provided locally at the card edge and remotely via VistaLINK®.

The 7707IFTA 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
  • Wide dynamic range RF input (-5 to -65dBm)
  • Protocol transparent - transmits all video, audio and data modulation formats
  • Supports manual and automatic gain control on IF input
  • Additional electrical output for monitoring or distribution
  • Available with BNC or F-Type connector options
  • Available with output wavelengths of 1310nm, 1550nm, CWDM (ITU-T G.694.2 compliant) and DWDM (ITU-T G.694.1 compliant)
  • 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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7707IFTA 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 CWDM Mux/Demux**
Long Haul25dB / 100km**7707IFTADxxx7dBm7707IFRA-H-23dBmDWDM DFB laser on Tx, High Sensitivity Rx, with 8 Ch CWDM Mux/Demux**


IF Input
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A (F-Type optional)
I/O Impedance75Ω or 50Ω (+50 option)
Return Loss18dB (min)
Frequency Range30MHz - 200MHz
Input Power Range-5dBm to -65dBm
AGC Hold Range-10dBm to -35dBm
IF Monitoring Output
Number of Outputs1
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-20dBm constant (within AGC range, -10 to -35dBm total RF input power)
Manual mode(input signal) + (manual gain setting)
Intermodulation Products-50dBc (-10dBm RF in, AGC mode)
Optical Output
Number of Outputs1
ConnectorFemale SC/PC, FC/PC, SC/APC, FC/APC
Standard1310nm, 1550nm nominal
CWDM1270nm to 1610nm
DWDMC-Band (ITU-T G.694.1 compliant)
Optical Power
1310nm FP0dBm ±1dBm
1310nm, 1550nm & CWDM DFB+2dBm ±1dBm
DWDM DFB+7dBm ±1dBm
Voltage+12V DC
Power6 Watts (Non-DWDM) or 9 Watts (DWDM)
Number of Slots1
Laser SafetyClass 1 laser product, complies with 24CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11, IEC 60825-1
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15, Class A, EU EMC Directive

Ordering Information

70/140Mhz IF Fiber Transmitter
7707IFTA131310nm FP Laser
7707IFTA13L1310nm DFB Laser
7707IFTA151550nm DFB Laser
CWDM & DWDM (Ordering Information)
7707IFTAxxCWDM DFB laser
7707IFTADxxxDWDM DFB laser
Ordering Options
Notes75Ω I/O Impedance ships standard
Angle polished fiber connectors (APC) are available for model 7707IFTA13 only
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