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STARLINESeries

MBV3

1GHzAmplifier

FEATURES
SimplifyplantupgradeswithmodularRFdesignand1.2GHz
capablehousing
ImproveamplifierreachwithoptionalGaNtechnologyand
increasedstationtilt
MaintaincurrentamplifierspacingwithhighoutputGaAs
technology
Expandreturnpathbandwidthwithplugindiplexfiltersupport
to85MHz
MinimizeRFdriftovertemperaturewithoptionalanalogor
QAMADU

PRODUCTOVERVIEW
Forcableoperatorslookingtoensuremaximumbackwardscompatibilityandscalabilityandprotectnetworkinvestments,ARRIS
offerssolutionsthatdelivernewserviceswithminimalCAPEX,enhancenetworkefficiency,andincreasesubscribersatisfaction.
TheARRIS1GHzMBV3MiniBridgerAmplifierenablescableoperatorstoincreaseforwardcapacitywhilemaintainingcurrent
amplifierspacingofexisting750and870MHzsystems.TheMBV3 isavailableasacompleteunitforgreenfielddeploymentsoras
dropinRFmodulefor1GHzupgradestolegacySTARLINEMB75andMB87amplifiers.

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ForwardPath
ThestandardMBV3 configurationisequippedwithsecondgenerationEnhancedGalliumArsenide(EGaAs)technology,which
providessuperiordistortionperformanceoverstandardsiliconandcompetingGaAs technologies.Ifoperatorsrequirelonger
reach,theMBV3canbeconfiguredwithoptionalGalliumNitride(GaN)hybridtechnology,whichallowsfora3dBincreasein
outputleveloverthestandardGaAsoption.
Toprovideadditionalsystemflexibility,easyinstallationandmaintenance,theMBV3iscompatiblewithstandardaccessoriessuch
asattenuators,equalizers,ADUsorQADUs,automotivefuses,andFTECcrowbarcircuits.Theamplifiermaintainsoutputlevel via
anoptionalplugindriveunit.Inaddition,operatorscancontrollevelmanually,thermallywiththeTDU(thermaldriveunit)
accessory,orelectronicallywiththeverticalautomaticdriveunit(VADU).TheVADUcansupporteitheranalogorQAMpilot
channels.
TheMBV3usesmodulardiplexfilters,whichoperatorscanchangetoincreasereturnbandwidth.Thefollowingfiltersareavailable
forusewithallUSstyleSTARLINERFdistributionamplifiers(modelsBLE,MB/MBV3,BT):

Ksplit(5to42MHz/54to1003MHz)

Asplit(5to65MHz/85to1003MHz)

Nsplit(5to85MHz/104to1003MHz)

ReturnPath
TheMBV3comesstandardwithahighgainreturnamplifier.Operatorscanselectreturnpathequalizersrangingfrom0to12dB.
BackwardCompatibility
OperatorscanmakeMBV3electronicspackagebackwardcompatiblewiththe10AmpMB*/*housingbyinstallingtheMB15AII
Kit.Thesekitscontain50milgoldplatedplatformassemblies,whichmakeitpossiblefortheamplifiertocarry15Amperes
continuousthroughitsinputoroutputports.

COMPATIBILITY
Platform
UpgradetoMB100

MB550

MB750D

MB750SH

MB86

MB87

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

*RequiresMB15AIIKit

RELATEDPRODUCTS
VADU/VQADU

MB100

BLE100

BT100

SFE/SREEQ

InstallationServices

FlexMax RFAmplifiers

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Specifications EGaAs
Specifications

Units

Forward

Return

Frequencysplit 1

MHz

K(541003)
A(851003)
N(1041003)19

K(5 42)
A(5 65)
N(5 85)

Flatness2,19

dB

0.75

0.5

MinimumFullGain3

dB

46

17

OperationGain4

dB

42

NA

ManualBodeSlopeControlRange5

dB

NA

NoiseFigure6

dB

10

StandardSlopeReferenceFrequency

MHz

1003/550/54

35(flat)

ReferenceOutputLevel

dBmV

51/44/37

OperatingStationSlope7

dB

14 1

NA

StandardSlopeDistortion
Channels,Number ofNTSC17
CompositeTriple Beat(CTB)8,16
CrossModulation(XM)9,16
CompositeSecondOrder (CSO)8,10,16
CarriertoIntermodulationNoise(CIN)21
Channels,Numberof256QAM
CarriertoIntermodulationNoise(CIN)20,21

dBc
dBc
dBc
dB
dB

79
73.5
68.5
71
65
154
65

80
70
81

TestPoint11

dB

20( 1.0dB)

20( 1.0dB)

ReturnLoss12

dB

16

14

HumModulation@12A

dBc

<60

<60

HumModulation@15A18

dBc

<60

<60

DCVoltage

VDC

24

CurrentDCMax.13

mA

2000

PowerConsumptionMax.

66

ACInputVoltageRange

VAC

3890

ACCurrentDrawMax.
@90VAC
@60VAC
@38VAC

ACBypassCurrent(allports)14

0.74
1.17
1.85
15

GroupDelay15
Ksplit
55.25to58.83MHz

nSec

52

GroupDelay15
Asplit
86.25to90.68MHz

nSec

28

nSec

38

NA

GroupDelay19
Nsplit
104to110MHz

NA

OperatingTemperatureRange

C
F

40to+60
40to+140

HousingDimensions,LxWx D

inches
mm

15.4x9.6x5.5
292x244x140

lb
kg

15
6.8

Weight

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Specifications EGaN
Specifications

Units

Forward

Return

Frequencysplit 1

MHz

K(541003)
A(851003)
N(1041003)19

K(542)
A(5 65)
N(5 85)

Flatness2,19

dB

0.75

0.5

MinimumFullGain3

dB

46

NA

OperationGain4

dB

42

17

ManualBodeSlopeControlRange5

dB

NA

NoiseFigure6

dB

10

UltraSlopeReferenceFrequency7

MHz

1003/550/54

35(flat)

ReferenceOutputLevel

dBmV

57/48/39

OperatingStationSlope

dB

18 1

NA

UltraSlopeDistortion
Channels,NumberofNTSC17
CompositeTripleBeat(CTB)8,16
CrossModulation (XM)9,16
CompositeSecondOrder (CSO)8,10,16
CarriertoIntermodulationNoise(CIN)21
Channels,Numberof256QAM
CarriertoIntermodulationNoise(CIN)20,21

dBc
dBc
dBc
dB

79
70
62
69
65

dB

65

80
70
81

StandardSlopeReferenceFrequency7

MHz

1003/550/54

35(flat)

ReferenceOutputLevel

dBmV

51/44/37

OperatingStationSlope6

dB

14 1

NA

StandardSlopeDistortion
Channels,Number ofNTSC17
CompositeTriple Beat(CTB)8,16
CrossModulation(XM)9,16
CompositeSecondOrder (CSO)8,10,16
CarriertoIntermodulationNoise(CIN)21
Channels,Numberof256QAM
CarriertoIntermodulationNoise(CIN)20,21

dBc
dBc
dBc
dB
dB

79
73.5
68.5
71
65
154
65

80
70
81

TestPoint11

dB

20( 1.0dB)

20( 1.0dB)

ReturnLoss12

dB

16

14

HumModulation @12A

dBc

<60

<60

HumModulation@15A18

dBc

<60

<65

DCVoltage

VDC

24

CurrentDCMax.13

mA

2000

PowerConsumptionMax.

66

VAC

3890

ACInputVoltageRange

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Specifications EGaN (continued)


Specifications

Units

ACCurrentDrawMax.
@90VAC
@60VAC
@38VAC

ACBypassCurrent(allports)14

Forward

Return
0.74
1.17
1.85
15

GroupDelay15
Ksplit
55.25to58.83MHz

nSec

52

NA

GroupDelay15
Asplit
86.25to90.68MHz

nSec

28

NA

GroupDelay19
Nsplit
104to110MHz

nSec

14

NA

Operatingtemperaturerange

C
F

40to+60
40to+140

Housingdimensions,LxWxD

inches
mm

15.4x9.6x5.5
292x244x140

lb
kg

15
6.8

Weight

Notes:
1. Operatingpassband ofstation.Diplexfiltersarepluggedintotheelectronicchassis.
2. Referencedtotheaveragegainacrossthepassband.
3. Minimumfullgainat1003MHzincludeslossofequalizerbutBodeslopereserveshavenotbeenset.Returngainincludesloss of SRE*4returnequalizer.MeasuredatFmax
return.
4. Includeslossofgainreservesaswellasequalizer.
5. Frommidpoint(typicalsettingis4dBat1003MHz@25C).Thiscontrolshouldnotbeusedforgainreduction.
6. Specifiedatthehousingcableentryfacilityovertemperatureandincludesthelossof1dBfortheprestageequalizer.Thereturnnoisefigureincludesthestationlossprecedingthe
RFhybrid.
7. Amountofslopecreatedandcableequivalenceoffixed,plugininterstage equalizer.
8. MeasuredwithCWcarriersandspectrumanalyzeroverspecifiedtemperaturerange.Referencestheworstcasechannel.*
9. Measuredwithwaveanalyzerandsynchronous,100%depthmodulatedchannels.Referencestheworstcasechannelsoverspecifiedtemperaturerange.*
10. Refersonlytobeatclustersthatfall0.75MHzand1.25MHzabovethesubjectpicturecarrier.
11. TestpointsshouldbeusedwithGFALadapter.
12. Matchmeasurementatthestationinputandoutput,cable entryfacilities,atthespecifiedpassbands foroperationalgain.
13. Currentdrawat24VDC.
14. StatedinRMScontinuous.
15. SpecifiedforstandardNTSCvideo,wheredelayisthedeltafrompicturecarrierto3.58MHzcolorsubcarrier.Reversedelayisina1.5MHzbandwidth.
16. Worstcaseovertemperatureinacascade.
17. NTSC79Channelforward,75QAMcarriers6dBrelativetoanalogCWcarriers.6Channelreturn.
18. Specificationis55from5to10MHzat15A.
19. ForNsplit(585/104003MHz)rollofffrom105MHzto102MHz<1.0dB.Groupdelayfrom103.25MHzto105.25MHzis<22ns.
20. 154QAMcarriers541002MHz.Carriersare6dBrelativetovirtualanaloglevels.
21. Roomtemperatureperformance.
*SpecificationsarecompliantwiththetestmethodsasstatedinNCTARecommendedPracticesforMeasurementsonCableTelevision

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Notes:
1. Notallcombinationsintheorderingguideareavailable.Thisisaguideonly.
2. FTECsareincludedinallmodelsasstandard.

RequiredAccessories
PartNumber

Model

Description

53572300100
531124001to022
531161001to010

SFE1000
SFE1001to22
SCS1toSCS10

Forward1003MHzequalizer(0dB)or
Forward1003MHzequalizer(values1to22dB1n1dBsteps) or
Cablesimulator(values1to10dBin1dBsteps)

531163XXX00

SRE**

Returnequalizer,542MHz(Ksplit),565(Asplit),585(Nsplit),values0to12dB1n2dBsteps

531186XXX00

JXP*B

Pluginattenuator/pad(values0to26dBin1dBsteps)

OptionalAccessories
PartNumber

Model

Description

55895800100

QADU609.00S/VR

609.00MHzVerticalQAMAutomaticDriveUnitforuseinMBV3

55895800200

QADU711.00S/VR

711.00MHzVerticalQAMAutomaticDriveUnitforuseinMBV3

55895800300

ADU499.25S/VR

499.25 MHzVerticalAutomaticDriveUnitforuseinMBV3

53134400100

MB15AIIKIT

15Ampkittoupgrade10Ampplatforms
Note:Specificationsaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.

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