ARRIS NC2000 Series Optical Nodes


The NC2000 Optical Node Platform is designed for various applications in either HFC or fiber deep architectures. With its bottom entry fiber port and three coaxial output ports, the node’s modular design features high RF output levels and 2×2 segmentation, and can be wall or pedestal mounted as needed. Available options include alternate route switching, third output via plug-in splitter, and automatic gain control.

The NC2000 includes an RF module and three module slots that can be populated according to network architecture requirements – flexibility being a key feature of this node. Two of these slots are most commonly used for a forward receiver and a digital return module, with the third slot commonly used for forward path redundancy or segmentation. The node can also be populated with other single-slot ARRIS node modules such as an optical switch, EDFA, or a DWDM transponder, optimizing performance and reliability for a wide range of applications.

The platform can be equipped with plug-in digital return path transceivers and, when configured with user-selectable plug-in SFP modules, supports wavelengths of 1310 nm, 1550 nm, or CWDM or DWDM. Alternatively, a DT4000 series “2-fer” transceiver can accept dual RF inputs for two independent segments and a user-selectable SFP module to support any of the same wavelengths.

The NC2000 includes ARRIS’s integrated monitoring and management system, eliminating the need for costly status monitoring transponders and the allocation of forward and return bandwidth for the transponder’s communicating frequencies.

The technical advantages of these NC2000 series platforms include an extensive offering of plug-in node modules and ARRIS’s plug and play digital return technology. The many benefits of an extensive and user-friendly collection of modules include the fact that all modules are hot-swappable without splicing, operators can add access services capability by plugging in R-PHY, PON or Ethernet transport modules, monitoring is provided with an integrated network management plug-in without the added cost of a third-party status-monitoring transponder, forward paths can be configured for redundant, segmented, or BC/NC operation, and nodes can be populated with the industry’s widest range of field optical passives families: couplers, splitters, filters and muxes/demuxes.


  • Low-profile housing design
  • Bottom entry ports for vertical mounting
  • Strand (traditional) or pedestal/wall/underground mount
  • 120/220 VAC Mains plug-in AC powering option
  • 1×2 and 2×2 segmentable configurations
  • Also available in power-saving 1×1 configuration
  • High-level outputs:
    • 60 dBmV (118 dBµV) at 1.2 GHz
  • Third RF output port enabled with splitter
  • Forward path redundancy with RF switching in applications with 1×2 configuration
  • Digital return technology with integrated SNMP monitoring and management
    • Simplified link alignment
    • Two return segments on a single wavelength
    • Daisy-chaining capability for added savings
    • Integrated status monitoring. No additional transponders needed
  • Multiple options for output level and slope
  • Return ingress switch options
  • Expansion slot available for optical switch, EDFA, forward receiver, DWDM transponder, Remote PHY or Node PON OLT
  • Enables DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1
  • Supports VHub Configurations (RFoG, RFPON, and Light-Plex BC/NC)
  • Based on ARRIS’s proven NC4000 platform, utilizing common modules and accessories
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RF Port Configuration (RPD) 1 DS-SG X 1 US-SG
RF Port Configuration (Node) 1×1, (single active hybrid only)
CIN Connectivity Dual 10GbESFP+
Path Redundancy (future)
Daisy Chain (future)
Channel Capacity
Downstream 5×192 MHz blocks, configurable as SC-QAM or OFDM
Upstream 12 SC-QAM 12 SC-QAM and 1 OFDMA (96 MHz) or 2 OFDMA (future)
Set Top Box Out-of-Band (OOB) SCTE 55-1
SCTE 55-2 (future)
CW Tonę Generation AGC, Alignment, Leakage Detection (up to 10)
High Speed Data DOCSIS3.0, DOCSIS3.1
Video Broadcast Video, Narrowcast Video
Designed for Compliance to CableLabs® MHAv2 Standards CM-SP-R-PHY Remote PHY Specification
CM-SP-R-DEPI Remote Downstream External PHY Interface Specification CM-SP-R-UEPI Remote Upstream External PHY Interface Specification CM-SP-R-GCP Generic Control Plane Specification
CM-SP-R-DTI Remote DOCSIS Timing Interface Specification
CM-SP-R-OOB Remote Out-of-Band Specification
CM-SP-R-OSSI Remote PHY OSS Interface Specification
CM-SP-DRFI Appendix D
Downstream Operational Bandwidth 54-1218 MHz/88-1218 MHz/108-1218 MHz/258-1218 MHz
Upstream Operational Bandwidth 5-42 MHz/5-65 MHz/5-85 MHz/5-204 MHz
Output Linear Tilt 22 dB (54 to 1218 MHz)
RF Port Impedance 75 Ω
RF Return Loss 16 dB
Test Points -20 dB
Node Power
Output Level (Node) 60 dBmV @ 1218 MHz/22 dB tilt
Power Consumption (Node) < 85 W AC
AC Input Voltage U44-95 V AC (PS4102, cable powered)
30-64 V AC (PS4102E, cable powered)
AC Input Frequency Range 47-63 Hz
AC Bypass Current 10 A per port, 15 A combined
Dimensions 18.7 in L x 11.0 in W x 6.3 in H
Weight < 30 lb
Operating Temperature (Node) -40°C to +60°C
Operating Humidity 5%-95% non-condensing


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