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Amplifiers Broadband Telecommunications Line Extender [BLE-75**]
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750 MHz Power Doubling Technology 60/90 V Powering Surge Tolerant 29 dB Operational Gain Bode Equalization (thermal or auto controlled) Backwards Compatibility 10 Ampere AC Bypass Capability -20 dB Test Points LIFELINE
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The higher gain of the BLE-75** makes it a better fit for today's hybrid fiber-coax systems. we introduce the BLE-75** Broadband Line Extender. A unique feature of the BLE-75** is its patented surge suppression system for the return spectrum. The unit is shipped with the internal power supply configured for 60 Volt powering. as well as for conventional tree and branch designs. The BLE-75** electronics package is backwards compatible with the STARLINE® JLX-HSG line extender housing. The BLE-75** is shipped with one-way operation capability with provisions for two-way operation including diplex filters for the input and the output of the amplifier. Output level control is achieved through the use of a Bode equalizer that is located interstage and may be controlled with a thermal drive unit (TDU) or with a single pilot closed loop automatic drive unit (ADU-***). The forward amplifier has improved noise figures in operation across the entire bandpass. In support of the BTA architecture. the return amplifier should be installed. Other features include -20 dB directional coupler test points available at the input and the output of the amplifier. Bode equalization (thermal or autocontrolled). The high efficiency switching power supply of the BLE-75** is equipped standard with a heavy-duty gas discharge tube surge arrestor. The operational gain of the BLE-75** has been improved to 29 dB. The line extender is provided from the factory with a 15 Ampere fuse for AC bypass. file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames. The BLE-75** is a 750 MHz line extender that offers high operational gain.file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames. The BLE-75** fulfills the demands of modern cable networks and includes numerous features that are required in present and future distribution systems. The BLE-75** is in compliance with IEEE C62.41-1991 specifications for overvoltage testing as recommended by CableLabs. Both the TDU and ADU boards are common to the BTA family of amplifiers. The low end response of the return spectrum also has been improved. The BLE-75** is enclosed in the BLE-HSG which allows access to output test points without opening the housing.htm Recognizing that today's newer systems must embody a flexible platform for tomorrow's interactive services. The BLE series replaces the STARLINE JLX 750 MHz series and offers the following technical features. The BLE-75** provides an AC power jumper that can be removed to block the flow of power from the input port to the output port. If the BLE is activated for two-way operation.htm (2 of 7) [7/21/2008 10:05:43 AM] . The optional LCB-5 (5 Ampere) circuit breaker is also available for this purpose. The location of a jumper in the power supply can be changed to configure the unit for 90 volt operation. and power doubling technology. The standard surge suppresser also can be replaced with the FTEC/BTA electronic crow bar type surge suppresser for longer life overvoltage protection. General Instrument has developed the BTA (Broadband Telecommunications Architecture) that allows advanced services to be added in an incremental fashion as required. The BLE-75** is capable of 60 or 90 Vac powering.
file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames. 5 Ampere thermal circuit breaker for AC bypass. 2 locations forward path. contains RF hybrid. and housing Forward. Consult system design for values. power supply. Return amplifier kit. 750 MHz (values 1 to 10 dB) Optional Accessories 1 EQ-750-** A/R JXP-*A 1 optional LCB-5 1 optional BCS-75* Model BLE-75** Line Extender file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames. single-channel.htm (3 of 7) [7/21/2008 10:05:43 AM] . ** specify cable equivalent equalization. and equalizer. Cable simulators. 1 optional 1 optional 1 optional 1 optional ADU-* TDU RA-Kit/*L FTEC/BTA Automatic Drive Unit. pre-stage equalizer. for lightning strikes. forward electronic chassis. thermistor driven control circuit for thermally guided slope control. jumpers.htm Ordering Information Quantity 1 Model Number BLE-75** Description Broadband Telecommunications Line Extender including basic station. 2 locations return path. Attenuation pads. Thermal Drive Unit. Electronic crowbar circuit. BLE-75** is shipped standard with a 10 Ampere automotive fuse. BLE-75** is shipped with high current surge arrestor that fires at 230 Volts. 2-22 dB. closedloop control circuit for ASC operation. in 2 dB steps. 750 MHz. available from 1 to 24 dB in 1 dB steps. plug-in. Consult system design for values.
htm (4 of 7) [7/21/2008 10:05:43 AM] .file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames.75 21 21 PARAMETER Passband SH JH Flatness Minimum Full Gain Operational Gain UNITS MHz MHz dB dB dB NOTE 1 1 2 3 4 FORWARD 52-750 70-750 ± 0.75 33 Minimum 29 Minimum file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames.htm Specifications Amplifiers Broadband Telecommunications Line Extender[BLE-75**] BLE-75SH Optional RAKIT/*L Installed RETURN 5-40 5-55 ± 0.
25 14 60 24 ±0.25/55.25 700 15 P-P 22.25/55.45 file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames.htm (5 of 7) [7/21/2008 10:05:43 AM] .6 38-60/55-90 0.25 14 60 24 ±0.25 47/37 110 NTSC 37/44/37 77 NTSC with 200 MHz compressed data S2 69 66 68 71 N/A N/A 20 ±1.25 14 60 24 ±0.6 38-60/55-90 0. 11 12 9 9 13 14 15 16 17 S1 57 59 59 N/A N/A N/A 20 ±1.52 Slope Chart Distortion CTB XM CSO CIN STB SSO Test Point (all) Return Loss Hum Modulation DC Current @ Output Voltage Current DC DC Ripple Power Consumption AC Input Voltage Range AC Current Draw: @ 90 Vac dBc dBc dBc dBc dBc dBc dB dB dBc Vdc mA mV W Vac A 9 10 9.25 700 15 P-P 22.8 38-60/55-90 0.htm Manual Bode Slope Control Range Interstage Equalizer: Slope Cable Equivalent Noise Figure: 40 MHz 50 MHz 750 MHz Reference Frequency Output Level Channel loading dB 5 ±4 N/A dB dB dB dB dB MHz dBmv 6 7 10 N/A N/A 6 N/A N/A 7 N/A 7 9 8 745.file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames.25 750/547.45 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 20 ±1.25 125 15 P-P 3.
66 0.57 0. This control should not be used for gain reduction. 5.5" x W = 8.71 0.htm (6 of 7) [7/21/2008 10:05:43 AM] .64 0.24 cm x 10. 6.73 10 0.2 lbs. Operational gain includes loss of slope reserves as well as equalizer. Measured with wave analyzer and synchronous.56 0.59 0.73 10 0.12 cm) 7.59 0. Interstage equalizer is a plug-in. Peak-to-valley measurement for stated passband.49 0.57 cm x 20. Specifications are compliant with the test methods as stated in NCTA RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR MEASUREMENTS ON CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS. Composite Second Order (CSO) distortion refers only to those beat clusters that fall +0.66 0. 7. Highest to lowest point on response curve. References the worst case channel.84 10 L = 10. Refer to charts S1 or S2 as required. Operating passband of station.75 MHz and +1. 11. Amount of Bode slope control range from midpoint.0" x H = 4. References the worst case channel. Specifications are compliant with the test methods as stated in NCTA RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR MEASUREMENTS ON CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS. Frequencies that relate the picture carriers or passband edges to the specified output levels and tilts. Minimum full gain at 750 MHz.56 0. Diplex filters are hard-wired into the electronic chassis.49 0.0" (26. (3.75 0. CSO beat clusters that have a -0. (typical setting is -4 dB at 750 MHz @ 21°C). includes loss of equalizer but Bode slope reserves have not been set. 8.htm @ 75 Vac @ 60 Vac @ 52 Vac @ 45 Vac @ 38 Vac AC Bypass Current Housing = BLE-HSG Dimensions Weight Ambient Operating Temperature A A A A A A 18 0. 2. 4. 3. 9. Amount of slope created by interstage equalizer. The 40 MHz return noise figure includes the station loss preceding the RF hybrid. 100% depth modulated channels.25 MHz above the subject picture carrier.26 kgs) -40° C to +60° C 1.file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames.75 MHz and -1. Measured with CW carriers and spectrum analyzer. 10. Return gain includes loss of SEE-40-7 return equalizer.25 MHz relationship to the subject file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames. Noise figure is specified at the cable entry facility of the housing and includes the loss of 1 dB for the pre-stage equalizer.
cable-entry facilities. 13. 12. 15. 18. CIN (Carrier-to-Intermodulation Noise).htm (7 of 7) [7/21/2008 10:05:43 AM] . Specifications subject to change without notice.htm picture carrier are not included in this specification. Test points should be used with a GFAL adaptor. Measured at the power connector. Contributions of data compression to noise floor. Match measurement at the station input and output. 16. 14. 17. Performance varies on a two-for-one basis with amplifier output level and should be calculated in a cascade using a 20 Log function. but CIN should be added to the high channel C/N calculation on a 10 Log basis. Current draw at +24. at the specified passbands.file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames. AC current is stated in RMS continuous. For more information: call 1-888-436-4678 file:////ncs-server-xp/temp/MOTOROLA CD 2001/frames.0 Vdc. Measured with the stated AC Bypass Current.