The CHP Dual Return Path Receiver is an integral part of a flexible return path system. Designed to operate as either a stand‐alone or redundant module, the CHP Dual Receiver allows operators to increase their network capacity while reducing operational power. With support for up to 300 MHz of return bandwidth, the CHP Dual Receiver is an ideal choice for supporting future DOCSIS 3.1 band splits without out having to upgrade receivers.
The CHP Dual Return Path Receiver accepts two optical inputs into a single‐wide module, which supports up to 20 receivers in a single 2RU CHP chassis and up to 400 receivers in a standard 40RU rack. As operators add bandwidth to their networks, the CHP Dual Receiver can help them to achieve a migration path to DOCSIS 3.1 bandwidth. There is a front or rear fiber SC/APC connector option for the CHP Dual Return Path Receiver.
The CHP Dual Receiver is available in both redundant and non‐redundant configurations. The redundant model protects both the optical path and vital hardware for VoIP, business data services, and other critical applications. For additional protection, the redundant model’s integral optical and RF switches alternate between diverse paths when the receiver detects an optical path module hardware fault. In these instances, switch time is less than 50 milliseconds. Operators can pair redundant and nonredundant modules in either the same CHP chassis or in a spare chassis up to 6 meters away.
The CHP Dual Receiver offers high RF output with excellent power efficiency, typically consuming less than 3 Watts per RF channel.
The modules are hot‐swappable to ensure minimal loss of uptime. The receiver’s Craft Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides local monitoring, configuration control, and firmware downloads, while the System Management Module (SMM) provides local and remote IP access to the Craft GUI, firmware downloads, and the SNMP HMS interface.
Automatic Gain Control allows for user to set the RF output level and have a window of optical input range to maintain the set output.