The ARRIS CHP Max5000 1 GHz 3-Input Forward Path RF Amplifier is a hot-swappable module that can be used as a key system component in a headend or hub environment to provide RF signal amplification and narrowcast layering. The innovative 3 RF inputs, 1 broadcast and 2 narrowcast, support layered services such as SDV, VOD, and HSD. This amplifier is designed to provide system operators a low cost way to overcome network losses, with minimal degradation to system performance, caused by combining and splitting networks that are typically found in HFC headends/hubs.
Up to 10 CHP Max5000 amplifiers can reside in the 2RU CHP Max5000 chassis, with one broadcast RF input, two narrowcast RF inputs, and one RF output connector access on the rear panel. A front panel RF testpoint provides a sample of the RF output, reduced by 20 dB.
1 GHz single output with forward passband of 50 to 1002 MHz
The maximum gain for the broadcast (BC) port is 20 dB, the narrowcast (NC) ports are 10 dB
In-service tunable equalization of the broadcast input within the Craft GUI monitoring system reduces setup time and increases control
1 broadcast input and 2 narrowcast inputs supports layered narrowcast service implementation, such as SDV, VOD, and HSD
Superior CNR and distortion performance
BC port gain adjustable from 14 to 20 dB in 0.25 dB steps via Craft GUI or SNMP
NC port gain is 13 dB less than BC gain with an adjustment range of ± 3 dB in 0.25 dB steps
Superior reverse port-to-port isolation enables the combination of multiple narrowcast sources to reduce external signal combining and simplify cable wiring.
Front-panel RF output testpoint for convenient monitoring
Low profile footprint allows 10 amplifiers in a shelf