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5. C-Band 3.4-7.1 GHz (500 MHz – 7.5 GHz)

Fiber interfaces

ViaLite‘s new C-Band RF over fiber link covers 3.4 – 7.1 GHz, and has a full operational range of 500 MHz – 7.5 GHz. The range includes the ITU-R radio regulations frequency for fixed satellite – earth to space (7.075 GHz). The link is available as a rack chassis card or new purple OEM module.

By removing the need to down-convert signals to an IF band, the link cuts running costs and reduces overall system costs. It can also boost reliability as there are fewer components in a system. The OEM module has also been designed to use minimal power, resulting in lower running costs and total cost of ownership.

  • C-Band 3.4 – 7.1 GHz

  • Full frequency range covered by link is 500 MHz – 7.5 GHz

  • No IF down conversion needed

  • Up to 50 km range

  • Rack chassis card or OEM module

  • SNMP monitoring & control available with the rack chassis card

  • 5-year warranty


The  ViaLiteHD C-Band Link is suitable for Satcom, Broadcast, Weather Radar, Wireless CCTV (5 GHz products), Telemetry and Defence applications.

It is used to transport C-Band signals from dishes to:

  • Ground-station control rooms

  • Broadcasters in the field

  • Broadcast headends

  • Outdoor broadcast trucks

  • Weather radar


The C-Band Link is available in two formats, each housing either the Tx or Rx module.

– Single rack chassis card

A fully populated 19” 3U ViaLiteHD rack chassis supports up to 26 links and accepts 13 RF cards, plus an SNMP card and dual power supply modules.  A 1U chassis accepts three RF cards or two RF cards with an SNMP card.

– Purple OEM Module

A new purple OEM module has been designed and manufactured for C-Band Links to be built into equipment or for stand-alone use. This module is similar in outward design to ViaLite‘s Blue2 module.

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