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Our High Performance Optical Delay Line (ODL) solutions for testing and calibrating radar systems and RF communications

 

For your convenience, please find below an overview of the bands that our products support

Product Bands
RFoF 2.5GHz low frequency ODL From DC to L band (up to 2.5GHz)
RFoF 3.0GHz low frequency ODL From DC to S band (up to 3GHz) including L band
RFoF 4.0GHz low frequency ODL From DC to S band (up to 4GHz) including L band
RFoF 6.0GHz low frequency ODL From DC to C band (up to 6GHz) including L band, S band
RFoF 12.0GHz high frequency ODL From DC to X band (up to 12GHz) including L band, S band, C band
RFoF 18.0GHz high frequency ODL From DC to Ku band (up to 18GHz) including L band, S band, C band, X band
RFoF 20.0GHz high frequency ODL From DC to K band (up to 20GHz) including L band, S band, C band, X band, Ku band
RFoF 27.0GHz high frequency ODL From DC to K band (up to 27GHz) including L band, S band, C band, Ku band, K band
RFoF 40.0GHz high frequency ODL From DC to Ka band (up to 40GHz) including L band, S band, C band, X band, Ku band, K band

RFOptic provides any fixed time delay between 1ns to 1000μs. Most of customers prefer progressive ODL architecture which can provide 2n states. That is a cost effective and compact solution which reduces the number of delay segments while increasing the number of available delay values.

The ODL may be operated as a standalone unit manually controlled from the front panel screen and keys. It can also be controlled externally using a USB or Web based interfaces including REST and HTML.

In general, we offer three groups of ODLs:

  1. Any type of fixed or variable ODL up to 6.0GHz with direct modulation (L, S, & C bands).
  2. Any type of fixed or variable ODL up to 12.0GHz – 18GHz with indirect modulation (L, S, C, X, &  Ku bands).
  3. Any type of fixed or variable ODL up to 20GHz, up to 30GHz,up to 30GHz, and up to 40GHz upon request.

ODL features include:

  • RF delay accuracy: <0.5%
  • Software: Local and remote through USB ports
  • Max. delays: From 1 nanosec to 500 μsec or more
  • Delay steps: Up to 4,096 delay steps
  • High Dynamic Range

 

Applications:

  • Radar testing
  • Remote antenna & Radar calibration
  • Electronic warfare and defense applications
  • Telecommunications testing and simulating channel delay
  • Radar for the automotive industry