The BIDA 5900 Series with Active Return Path is a completely self-contained broadband indoor distribution amplifier designed for CATV and SMATV signal distribution systems that use a cable drop as a signal source. Push-pull and power-doubling hybrid amplifier technologies are available for the BIDA 5900 Series with RF bandwidths ranging from 54-860/1000MHz with 30 or 43dB gains. All BIDA 5900 models have a return path bandwidth of 5-42MHz and can be configured for either a passive (factory default) or integrated active return. When field configured to an active return, the BIDA 5900 Series have a full gain of 20dB. All models can be attenuated over a range of 10dB in the forward path and 18dB in the return path. Gain and slope controls are located on the front panel for easy set-up and adjustment. Two -30dB back-matched test points are provided to permit testing without interruption of service. The aluminum chassis is designed to provide excellent heat dissipation thus allowing operation at high ambient temperatures with no degradation of performance or reliability.
Provides two-way capability with a passive or active return path set by field-changeable jumpers
Easily adjustable front panel gain and slope controls
Hybrid IC circuitry for high output with low distortion
Optional plug-in fixed equalizer and attenuator capability for input signal conditioning
Integrated return path configurable for either passive or active operation
Push-pull and powering-doubling hybrid models available