The FODA Series are outdoor optical nodes designed for HFC applications. They consist of a high quality optical receiver module combined with a power doubling hybrid amplifier stage resulting in excellent CNR and CTB performance over a wide optical input range.
Designed with cast-aluminum housings, the FODA is ideal for outdoor as well as indoor back board installations. The FODA housing utilizes a carbonized rubber and wire mesh gasket to provide excellent protection against RFI and moisture ingress. 5/8" entry fittings in the housing allow hard line cable to connect directly to the amplifier. For RG-11 or RG-6 cabling applications, a KS-F adapter is included to provide an output “F” connection.
The FODA has flexible powering features. For indoor use the supplied external 60 VAC power supply is connected to the auxiliary power “F” connector using flexible coax. This permits remote powering, so the unit can be installed without the need for nearby electrical outlet. Powering can also be accomplished using 60/90 VAC CATV network powering via the output 5/8" entry. 60/90 VAC powering is accomplished through a dedicated 5/8" housing port. A 60/90 VAC power supply is not provided.