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Cableoptics Nodes
Broadband Telecommunications Multi-Optic Node [BTN-M-75SH/*]

FEATURES

52 to 750 MHz forward, 5 to 40 MHz return (Other splits available see specs)
A/B switching for optical path, module redundancy
Expanded bandwidth capability with 1 GHz platform
Easy access fiber organizer simplifies optical cable management

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The Broadband Telecommuniations Multi-optic Node (model BTN-M), provides for transmissions in
the forward band of 52 to 750 MHz and the return bandwidth of 5 to 40 MHz. The system has been
designed to accommodate analog and digital stream transmissions in both signal paths, ensuring high
performance and signal quality. To give you all the flexibility you need, the multi-optic node can be
configured with up to two forward path optical receiver inputs, four high level RF outputs, and two
return path optical transmitter outputs.
ADVANTAGES

- Bi-directional transmission capability for interactive services


- Flexible Platform for plant architectures:

Dual receivers and transmitters for redundancy or broadcast/narrowcast


Various RF configurations
Changeable 60 or 90 V powering
Compatible with 1310 and/or 1550 nm optical wavelengths

- Supports full complement of video and data return path transmitters


- Field Installable optical plug-in modules for application flexibility

Advanced Status Monitoring allows network management and control

Digital Transmission system ready

High performance Cableoptics technology


System Application
The BTN-M gives you a cost-effective system upgrade, to gain additional revenues by offering
broadband interactive video, data, telephony, personal communications, and multi-media services.
The BTN-M is a broadband telecommunications multi-optic node that performs the signal conversions,
lightwave to RF, and RF to lightwave, in an optical transmission link in a wide variety of advanced
hybrid fiber/coaxial network topologies.
With the BTN-M, you have a scaleable solution for the opto-electronic node deployment in broadband
systems. It can be easily outfitted for two-way performance as the need arises. The BTN-M optimizes
your station space by allowing up to four optical modules: two optical receivers and two optical
transmitters. This modular design gives you maximum flexibility to support changing needs, making it
ideal for telephony and other advanced applications where redundancy capability and field
upgradeability/ configurability are paramount concerns.
Incorporating the latest advances in optical receiver and laser transmitter technology, the broadband
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telecommunications node provides for improved signal quality, extended transmission distances,
increased system reliability and reduced system maintenance.
Integrated within the optical node is power doubling RF amplification technology to 750 MHz. This
allows for high level RF outputs, with high quality signal performance and minimal degradation,
suitable for the transport of broadcast and narrowcast signals to multiple serving areas.

BTN-M Block Diagram (System Redundancy)

Forward Path
Features:

Forward Dual A/B Receivers

Forward Dual Bandsplit Receivers

Forward Single Receiver


The dual receiver functionality addresses split-band or redundancy applications and provides an
automatic back-up system. A typical split-band configuration (see figure below) has analog signals in
the 52 to 550 MHz band feeding one receiver, while digital transmissions, or narrowcast signals, are
carried between 550 and 750 MHz on another fiber and processed by the second receiver. The redundant
configuration allows for the input to the RF amplifier subsystem to be switched automatically from the
primary receiver to the secondary receiver in the event that the primary unit loses optical signal input.
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Restoration of the primary path will result in an automatic switch to that path's optical receiver.
Automatic path switch-over is accomplished through either the optional Status Monitoring or
Redundancy Switch Driver modules.

Receiver Module, AM-RM9/*


The Broadband Telecommunications Node incorporates Motorola's proven optical receiver technology.
It provides 750 MHz receive bandwidth, and is compatible with 1550 nm transmissions for super
trunking or transport applications, as well as standard 1310 nm optical signals. The node's receiver and
RF design facilitates various channel loading options, including full 110 analog channel loading. Optical
to RF conversion is performed via a single fiber PIN diode photodetector and a hybrid preamplifier that
is optimized for low noise and maximum carrier-to-noise. To assure reliability and performance, the
receiver circuitry is designed into the die cast module for protection and effective thermal dissipation.
RF
Four independent RF outputs provide you with a wide variety of configurations and almost unlimited
flexibility. You can have up to four high level bridger outputs, and a variety of bridger and trunk
combinations. These flexible RF output port configurations address the market needs for high
distribution levels, maximizing coaxial distribution from a single node, and reducing amplifier cascades,
for moderate to high density systems. The high gain and output capabilities of the RF amplifier
subsystem allows the BTN-M node to be used in virtually all of the advanced fiber network topologies
being used and designed today including Motorola's Broadband Telecommunications Architecture.

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Return Path
FEATURES

Return redundant transmitters

Split return transmitters

Return single transmitter


As with the dual optical receivers, the dual return path optical transmitters have split-band or redundant
functionality. In split-band applications, two of the four RF return signals are fed to one optical
transmitter, while the remaining two return signals are fed to the second transmitter. This approach
effectively doubles the available return bandwidth without the use of RF upconversion. When
configured for redundancy (see figure below), both return lasers are active full-time, transmitting the
combined RF return signals. In the event of path failure, return path redundancy is accomplished at the
headend or receive site by switching to the alternate fiber. This functionality is extremely important in
the evolving system designs for the transportation of telephony and other critical data streams.

Return Path Transmitters,


AM-MB-RPTDB/* and AM-TC-RPT/*
Motorola offers a wide range of return path optical transmitters to meet present and future design criteria
for data and video signal transmissions. Model AM-MB-RPTDB is a low-power laser diode transmitter
capable of sending up to 10 data channels to the headend or hub. Data channels, such as those used in
analog addressable return applications, are defined and specified as 150 kHz FSK channels.
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The BTN-M platform also offers you an optical transmitter which allows for the return transmission of
advanced analog and digital services. Designed specifically to transport up to 2 NTSC video channel and
two data channels back to the receive site, Model AM-TC-RPT/* utilizes a high performance FabryPerot laser designed for transmissions in the 5 to 40 MHz frequency range. The model AM-TC-RPT/*
series of data and video optical transmitters offers several advanced features: Expanded channel loading
capability, 35 MHz of digital data, such as return data from a RF Modem; a high optical output level, 0.4
mW; and a Thermal Slope Efficiency Compensator circuit which provides stable laser output power
over temperature.
Network Monitoring
TM

The LIFELINE
status monitoring transponder applies the latest technological advances to network
management applications. This module provides for optical link, receiver, transmitter, and RF
electronics performance measurement, control, and alarm generation, and is an effective tool to improve
system reliability, and reduce plant maintenance time. The status monitoring circuitry monitors the
following parameters in the BTN-M node: optical power, laser bias current, receiver current, AC and
DC voltages, temperature, lid tamper switch, forward and reverse RF current, RF level and auto drive
voltage.
Accessories
To ensure system flexibility, ease of installation and maintenance, enhanced user-friendly accessories
are offered with the BTN-M for full featured functionality. Designed to meet all of your system design
criteria and requirements, the BTN-M products are designed to use existing, compatible BTN node
accessories such as standard attenuators, ADU, and the return amplifier kit. The ADU Automatic Drive
unit, allows for automatic gain and slope controls of the RF amplifier, compensating for changes in
signal level. A 50-foot, six-fiber, connectorized (SC/APC or FC/APC) fiber service cable can be
provided to ensure a consistent, standardized, flawless connection with minimal attenuation for superior
signal quality.
The opto-electronic node platform, shipped as configured, can consist of the housing, RF electronics,
power supply, optical receivers, optical transmitters, forward and return, status monitoring module,
splice tray and service cable. Over 100 variations are available with configurations designed to address
numerous system requirements such as bi-directional transmissions, varying RF output configurations,
network monitoring, thermal control, automatic level control, RF return, surge protection and housing
finish. Please refer to the configuration ordering chart for specific information.

Specifications
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Cableoptics Nodes Broadband Telecommunications Multi-Optic Node[BTN-M-75SH/*]


To download the BTN configurator, please click the icon below.

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BTN-M-75/* Specifications:
Notes
Passband

52-750 MHz
SH

5-40 MHz

JH

55-70 MHz

Main Amplifier full gain

36 dB Minimum

Receiver module gain

23 dB Minimum

Optical Input Return Loss

45 dB

Optical Wavelength

1290-1580 nm

Equivalent Input Noise Current

8pA/sqrt Hz

Received Optical Power

-7 dBm Maximum
0 dBm Maximum

Optical Test Point

2 Vdc/mW, +/- 10%

Flatness over passband

+/- 1 dB, all ports

Rolloff

Not in excess of -0.5 dB from 750 to 775 MHz


referenced to operational slope

Operational Tilt

10 dB, +/- 1 dB, Linear (Standard)


14 dB, +/- 1 dB, Linear (Optional)

SH

77 analog NTSC, 200 MHz


compressed data @
750/547.25/55.25 MHz

37/44/37 dBmV

JH

74 analog NTSC, 200 MHz


compressed data @
750/547.25/70 MHz

37/44/37 dBmV

Output Level, 4 ports

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Distortion (Link & RF)


SH

77 analog NTSC, 33 digital


carriers @ 750/547.25/52 MHz

37/44/37 dBmV

JH

74 analog NTSC, 33 digital


carriers @ 750/547.25/70 MHz

37/47/37 dBmV

Typical Performance
RM9
Receiver

BTD Launch Amp

Station
Performance

C/N (dBc)

-52.5

-63.2

-52.2

CTB (dBc)

-67.0

-67.0

-61.0

7,8

CSO (dBc)

-63.0

-68.0

-61.0

7,9

CIN (dBc)

--

--

-70.0

10

RF Output Return Loss

14 dB

11

DC Current Draw
(includes optical
receiver)

2.5A

12

Operating Temperature

-40 To +60C (-40 to +140F)

AC Input Voltage

38-90 Vac Sine or Square

AC Bypass Current

10A

13

Port 2

12A

13

HUM Modulation

-70 dB @10A Bypass Current

POWERING REQUIREMENTS
BTN-M-75*/*
Add for second receiver and switch
driver
Add for second receiver and status
monitor
Add for return laser
Add for redundant return laser
Add for split return laser
Add for status monitor
Add for ADU

AC PWR
73.8W
9.0W

@90V
.86A
.11A

@60V
1.29A
.16A

@52V
1.54A
.19A

@44V
1.82A
.22A

@38V
2.04A
.25A

11.1W

.13A

.20A

.23A

.27A

.31A

8.2W
12.2W
16.2W
3.0W
2.1W

.10A
.14A
.19A
.04A
.03A

.15A
.22A
.29A
.06A
.04A

.17A
.26A
.34A
.07A
.04A

.20A
.31A
.41A
.08A
.05A

.23A
.34A
.45A
.09A
.06A

NOTES:
1. Operating passband of station, diplex filters are hard-wired into the electronic chassis.
2. Minimum full gain at 750 MHz, gain reserves have not been set.
3. Specified at 1310 nm. Test point calibration for 1550 nm is 10% lower (example 2 Vdc mW @1310 =
1.8 Vdc/mW @1550).
4. Peak to valley measurement for stated passband. Highest to lowest point on response curve.
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5. Amount of linear tilt created via plug-in board.


6. Frequencies that relate the picture carriers or passband edges to the specified output levels add tilts.
7. Measured using OmniStar laser module Omni-LM-9 and 9 dB link.
8. Measured with CW carriers and spectrum analyzer. Specifications are compliant with the test methods
as stated in ( NCTA RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR MEASUREMENTS ON CABLE
TELEVISION SYSTEMS). C/N, CTB and CSO station performance specifications are based on typical
performance, worst case C/N, CTB, and CSO is -51, respectively.
9. Composite Second Order distortion refers only to those beat clusters that fall +.75 MHz and +1.25
MHz above the subject picture carrier. CSO beat clusters that have a -.75 MHz and 1.25 MHz
relationship to the subject picture carrier are not included in this specification.
10. CIN (Carrier to Intermodulation Noise). Contributions of data compression to noise floor.
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.
11. Match measurement at the station output, cable-entry facilities, at the specified passbands.
12. Current draw at +24.0 Vdc.
13. AC current is stated in RMS continuous.
BTN -M-75*/* OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
The basic version of the BTN-M, Model BTN-M-75SH/DNR-NNT-GNX, comes equipped with an
optical receiver module, Module AM-RM9/*, and a node specific BTD-75* RF amplifier module. As
indicated in the preceding BTN-M catalog page, the node can be upgraded at a later date with field
installable options. Available options support optical redundancy or split-band operation in forward
receive and return transmit applications. The following options provide this enhanced functionality.
PRODUCT
BTN-M Forward Receiver
Options

MODEL
AM-RM9/*
AM-FBS

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DESCRIPTION
Additional optical receiver
module.
Forward Band Split - In this splitband configuration, two
independent fibers, feed
independent receivers in the
node, utilizing separate portions
of the forward path RF
spectrum. The FBS option board
combines these two signals for
common RF amplification/
transport.

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BTN-M Return Path


Transmitter Options

AM-FAB-MB

Forward A/B switch - The node


is configured with dual receivers
for redundancy. The FAB
mother board incorporates an RF
switch to change the signal flow
to the RF amplifier from the
primary receiver to secondary
receiver if the primary loses
optical signal. Requires use of
status monitoring or the AMRSD.

AM-RSD

Redundancy Switch Driver Facilitates automatic or manual


switching between dual receivers
if status monitoring option not
installed.

AM-MB-RPTDB/*

Optical return path transmitter


designed to transport data
channels only.

AM-TC-RPT/*

Optical Transmitter transports 35


MHz Digital Data or up to 2
Video Channels.

AM-RRDP-KIT

Return Redundancy - The node


is configured with dual return
lasers both actively transmitting
on independent fibers, providing
optical path redundancy to the
headend. The RRD board
equally splits the common RF
return signals to the dual
transmitters The kit includes an
RRDP board and a return coaxial
cable.

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Station Upgrades

AM-RSP-KIT

Return Split - This dual


transmitter option is a split
configuration in which two of
the four node output port returns
are fed to one transmitter, and
the other two to a second
transmitter. The RSP kit includes
the RSP split plug-in board, a
second RA-KIT/40 return
hybrid, and the RTN-2X
combiner.

AM-RST-KIT

Return Single - For single return


path transmitter configurations.
Includes jumper board, return
hybrid, and interconnect cable.

BTN-M-UPG-KIT

This kit facilitates the upgrade of


your existing BTD amplifier or
BTN-S single-optic node to the
multi-optic BTN-M node.

BTN-M-75*/* OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES


Station Upgrades
Description

BTN-S to
BTN-M
Upgrade

BTD to
BTN-M
Upgrade

BTN-M
Kit includes lid housing,
UPG Kit - A/B switch motherboard
A/B-SC
& interconnect cabling

Model
Number

Optic Upgrades
Single
Return

BTN-M
BTN-M
BTN-M
BTN-M
Forward
Return
Forward
Return
Redundancy Redundancy Split-Band Split-Band

LID KIT

Comments: Various kits are available to accommodate SC/APC or FC/APC connectorization


and/or chromate housing
Forward Receive
AM-RM9/ New integrated receiver
*

Comments: Successor to RM-9


AM-FAB

Forward A/B switching


motherboard

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AM-FBS

Forward band-split plug-in


board

AM-RSD

Redundancy switch driver


board

1
1

Comments: Need RSD to control A/B switch if node not equipped with status monitoring
Return Transmitter
AM-MB- Data Transmitter
RPTDB/*

or

or

or

or

AM-TCRPT/*

New Optical Transmitter

AMKit includes redundant


RRDP Kit return board and return
coaxial cable
AM-RSP
Kit

Kit includes return band


split board and RTN-2X
combiner

AM-RST
Kit

Includes jumper board,


return hybrid & BTN-1R40
cable

RF Accessories (required only for BTD to BTN-M conversion)


BTN-S-1F Forward interconnect cable

BTN-STCU

Thermal compensation unit

Comments: Replaces TDU not needed if ADU


MDR-7
Linear response board
BTN/11.4

Flatness
Board

Response correction board

Hybrid

17 dB interstage amplifier

Comments: Replaces 22 dB interstage in BTD


Varilosser Node AGC board

Comments: Replaces Bode in in BTD


*designates SC/APC or FC/APC connectorization.
NOTES:
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1. These upgrades are intended for field upgrades to existing configured BTD, BTN-S, and BTN-M units in use
and are not to be used when ordering a new configured BTN-M.
2. This matrix assumes BTN-S and BTN-M units are configured with 1 RM9 receiver and no return.
3. Station level upgrades provide for minimum node operation, single receive only.
Specifications subject to change without notice.

For more information: call 1-888-436-4678

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