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Bi-Directional Launch Amplifier

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  • Broadband 54-1000MHz forward bandwidth! 5-36MHz active reverse path
  • 30dB typical forward-path gain for optimum performance to overcome combining losses and provide ample level for distribution
  • 20dB active reverse-path gain for extra level to distribute reverse path signals to CMTS and other upstream applications
  • Adjustable gain and slope controls to optimize carrier-to-noise ratio and provide superior picture quality and easy system balancing
  • Plug-in equalizers and attenuators (included) enable uniform gain and slope system balancing for minimum distortion
  • Employs dual state-of-the-art push-pull hybrid technology for very low distortion, high input and output capability
  • -20dB input and output test points enable simplified setup and performance monitoring without service interruption
  • Built-in lightning and line-voltage surge protection safeguards the unit from damage

Specifications | Ordering Information


RF Input
Frequency Range (fwd) 54-1000MHz
Frequency Range (rev) 5-36MHz
Input Capability (fwd) See Chart
Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss (5-36MHz) 16dB min.
Return Loss (54-1000MHz) 15dB min.
Test Point -20dB ±3dB
RF Output
Frequency Range (fwd) 54-1000MHz
Frequency Range (rev) 5-36MHz
Gain (fwd) 30dB min.
Gain (rev) 20dB min.
Gain Control (fwd) 18dB min.
Tilt Control (fwd) 15dB min.
Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss (5-36MHz) 16dB min.
Return Loss (54-1000MHz) 15dB min.
Test Point -20dB ±3dB
Power Input 90-260 VAC, 12 W
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C
Dimensions 19” (L) x 12” (D) x 1.75” (H)
Weight 7.8 lbs.
Connectors “F” type

Channel Loading Chart

Channels Max Input Level Max Output Level
12 21 52
24 18 49
36 17 48
48 15 46
72 14 44
96 12 42
158 11 41

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
L860 Bi-Directional Launch Amplifier

L860 Data Sheet

This data sheet contains branding from Pico Digital, a recent ATX subsidiary.

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