RF Engineering, Implementation, and Operation
We are big advocates of all fiber architectures. They reduce passive intermodulation (PIM), increase link budgets, and virtually eliminate signal single points of failure like coax, circulators, combiners and splitters. du-,di-, & multi-plexers are types of combiners. Couplers are lumped with splitters because they are unequal power splitters. These architectures are cost effective and performance tuned. You can even ride Wi-Fi and Public Safety Radio (LMR) or Land Mobile Radio along with any other mix and match of frequencies and technology channels. Link budgets are intended to control power, not blow it away. A macro can do that with a single sector. But if you are deploying at a high capacity venue with one sector, its only workable if you are gaining capacity in the air interface via spectrum vs sectorization.
All Fibers are immediately field OTDR tested to within 5% of their cut sheet specification.
This is where you can get answers to your toughest technical questions. Use our community of experts to test your theories and get advice from those who have been there and done that. =)
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Farzin S. Yazdani
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