Brandywine FOA-160 Fiber Optic GPS/Glonass Antenna Splitter

Product Overview:

  • 16 way Optical GPS/GLONASS Antenna Distributor
  • Dual Redundant Power Supplies
  • Alarm Output
  • Run secure GNSS antenna feeds within buildings up to 2000m
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Brandywine Communications new Model FOA-160 is a specialized distribution amplifier system used to distribute GPS or GLONASS signals over fiber optic cable to up to 16 receivers. The Model FOA-160 head–end unit connects to a standard GPS antenna/preamplifier which then receives the GPS/GLONASS signals transmitted from the satellites. The FOA-160 converts the received signal to an optical intensity modulated signal, and routes it through a passive optical splitter to 16 outputs. These signals are available at the rear panel for distribution throughout a building or campus over single mode fiber optic cable.

The low loss characteristics of the fiber optic cable overcome the traditional distance limitations encountered with direct electrical distribution of low power GPS/GLONASS signals. A companion optical receiver module, installed at the other end of the optical cable, converts the optical signal back to the electrical domain and provides a RF output format for use by a standard GPS or GLONASS receiver. The 16 output ports of the head-end unit support a flexible point-to-multipoint distribution architecture.

The Model FOA-160 contains redundant power supplies which may be either AC or 24/48VDC or combination of both. The FOA-160 includes an RS232 interface for remote control monitoring, as well as alarm contact closure. The FOA-160 Receiver Module is a small wall or shelf mounted module that requires only 15VDC for operation. Optional rack mounting packaging is available.

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More Product Information

  • High Port Count
  • Rapid Switching Time at 30 ms
  • Low Insertion Loss (< 1.5 dB)
  • Low Wavelength Dependent Loss (< 0.3 dB)
  • O, C and L band operation
  • USB 2.0 Interface

  • Low profile for embedding
    • Embed sensor within structures without influencing test results
  • High density measurements
    • Characterizes strain gradients and validates finite element models
  • Dielectric and EMI/EMC immune
    • Ideal for instrumenting electronic assemblies
  • Corrosion proof
    • A robust sensor that introduces no source of ignition to hazardous environments

Key Hardware Features
  • Front Panel LED for Adapter Status
  • Diagnostic Connector on Front Panel
  • Short Circuit protection on all Outputs
  • Field Upgradeable Firmware
  • Circular connectors use standard GET Engineering 80 pin high density ribbon cable interface
Key Maintenance Features
  • Extensive Built‑In‑Test Options
  • Loop‑back through Fiber‑optic Interface
  • Loop‑back through NTDS Interface
  • Tri‑State of NTDS Interface
  • Activity LEDs to aid troubleshooting of interface
  • Diagnostic messaging over fiber optic media

  • Securely connects the SL112 or SL162 to Moritex, Dolan-Jenner, and Fostec fiber optic light guides
  • Set screws are included

  • The VME-to-VME link consists of two boards and two fiber-optic cables (master board: 6U, slave board: 6U or 3U)
  • Form, fit, and function replacement for VMIVME-5530
  • Maximum 6,560 ft (2,000 m) fiber-optic cables
  • No EMI generated by cables
  • High-voltage isolation
  • High-noise immunity
  • Small cables
  • Advantages over standard repeaters
  • Total electrical isolation between VMEbus systems
  • Supports 16-, 24-, and 32-bit addressing (6U slave)
  • Supports 8-, 16-bit data, 16-, 24-bit address (3U slave)
  • Plug-and-play operation
  • Supports 8-, 16-, and 32-bit data transfers (6U slave)

  • Dynamic packet size, 4 to 64 bytes of data
  • Connection with multimode fiber up to 300m, single mode fiber up to 10km
  • Up to 256 nodes
  • Data written to memory in one node is also written to memory in all nodes on the network
  • High speed, easy to use fiber-optic network (2.12 Gbaud serially)
  • Transfer rate 43 Mbyte/s (4 byte packets) to 170 Mbyte/s (64 byte packets)
  • 128 Mbyte or 256 Mbyte SDRAM Reflective Memory
  • One independent DMA channel
  • Any node on the network can generate an interrupt in any other node on the network or in all network nodes with a single command
  • Error detection
  • Redundant transfer mode for extra error suppression
  • No processor overhead
  • No processor involvement in the operation of the network
  • PCI 64-bit 66 MHz transfers, 3.3 or 5V, single width mezzanine interface

  • High performance, easy-to-use method of linking two or more VME systems together via fiber-optic cable
  • Provides system controller function in the slave chassis
  • A local master is allowed in slave chassis
  • Software transparent allows direct communication from master chassis to slave chassis with no software overhead (unidirectional link control with bidirectional data transfers). This mode allows plug-and-play- operation.
  • Register enable allows operation as described above, but includes registers in short I/O space dealing with slave chassis multimaster operation
  • Supports 8-, 16- and 32-bit data transfers
  • Supports 16-, 24- and 32- bit addressing
  • Total electrical isolation between VME Systems
  • Maximum 6,500 ft(2,000m) fiber-optic cables
  • Advantages over standard repeaters
    • Small cables
    • High-noise immunity 
    • High-voltage Isolation
    • No EMI generated by cables
  • The VME-to-VME link consists of two boards and two fiber-optic cables

Brandywine Communication’s Havequick/1PPS Distribution Amplifier (HQS) is a small rugged, powered Havequick/1PPS distribution module mounted in a 4” x 4” x 2.5” environmentally secure enclosure.  The HQS can provide an MTBF up to 1 million hours depending on configuration.

  • Redundant transfer mode for extra error suppression
  • Error detection
  • Any node on the network can generate an interrupt in any other node on the network or in all network nodes with a single command
  • One independent DMA channel
  • 128 Mbyte or 256 Mbyte SDRAM Reflective Memory
  • Transfer rate 43 Mbyte/s (4 byte packets) to 170 Mbyte/s (64 byte packets)
  • Dynamic packet size, 4 to 64 bytes of data
  • Connection with multimode fiber up to 300m, single mode fiber up to 10km
  • Up to 256 nodes
  • Data written to memory in one node is also written to memory in all nodes on the network
  • High speed, easy to use fiber-optic network (2.12 Gbaud serially)
  • No processor overhead
  • No processor involvement in the operation of the network
  • PCI 64-bit 66 MHz transfers, 3.3 or 5V, universal add-in card

Brandywine Communications

Brandywine Communications is the premier supplier of ultra-precise GPS and time code based Time and Frequency products. Offering next generation solutions for telecom, government/ aerospace & defense, power utilities, and public safety, Brandywine has a solution for your critical timing need.

Brandywine's Products

Our product list include Frequency Standards, GPS Clocks, Network Time Servers and NTP Servers using GPS, plug-in timing cards such as PCI cards for bus level applications, GPS Frequency standards, GPS Master Clocks, Time and Frequency Systems, Time Displays and Time Code equipment.

Brandywine is proud to offer SAASM GPS and cesium clock solutions for military timing applications with products that offer complete master clock solutions and are qualified for airborne, shipboard, and mobile land applications. Our GPS time and frequency standards and our GPS clocks with time code support a wide range of time code formats including IRIG B, IRIG A, IRIG G, and Have Quick. Brandywine is also known for customizing their time and frequency products to give their customers the perfect solution to their timing needs.

Brandywine also has the largest selection of bus timing cards with over 200 options to customize the board to fit your need. Cards such as PCI and VME cards have quick delivery and can be customized with popular options such as IRIG-B and GPS.

Brandywine now offers network solutions, both wireline and wireless telecommunication solutions for this fast paced growing need. Products such at IEEE-1588 PTP Grandmasters and slaves as well as BITS Timing Signal Generators such as the OSA-5548C. Brandywine has joined forces with Oscilloquartz, a world-wide leader in telecom equipment, to offer the latest technology and excellent service for the telecommunications world in the U.S. and Canada.

Brandywine is continuously on the cutting edge of technology and offers the industry's broadest range of solutions for customers requiring precise time and frequency.

Brandywine Classics, a division of Brandywine Communications, applies theirtechnology and creative design to produce striking, reliable, and accurate analog and digital clocks for your every need. These include tower clocks, street clocks, and canister clocks. Brandywine Classics can also upgrade existing analog clocks with today’s technology.  All their time displays offer SNMP management for easy maintenance and use.

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