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Product Overview

The Cisco RF Gateway 1 is a standards-based universal edge QAM (U-EQAM) solution for convergence of high-speed and high-bandwidth data and video distribution at the edge of the cable access network. The Cisco RF Gateway 1 offers leading edge density, modularity, and flexibility with support for Switched Digital Video (SDV), VoD, Broadcast Video, and DOCSIS® 3.0/Modular CMTS (M-CMTS) all on a single QAM platform.

The Cisco RF Gateway 1 provides higher density (up to 96 QAMs per RU), improved reliability, superior RF performance, 1 GHz RF output, and DOCSIS 3.0/M-CMTS capability. It is fully integrated and tested as part of the Cisco Digital Broadband Delivery System (DBDS) and the Cisco uBR10012 M-CMTS solution, accelerating the deployment and easing the management of digital video and DOCSIS services. The Cisco RF Gateway 1 enables the converged next-generation cable access network by offering comprehensive video and DOCSIS functions in a single U-EQAM platform.

Figure 1. Cisco RF Gateway 1

Applications

SDV

VoD (and other unicast services)

Broadcast Video

High Definition or Standard Definition Content

DOCSIS 3.0 / M-CMTS Architecture

1 GHz Expansion

Features and Benefits

Primary Benefits

The compact Cisco RF Gateway 1 provides the following benefits for cable operators:

Rapid time-to-market of QAM-based services to generate incremental revenue through a modular, flexible design based on a proven, fourth-generation QAM architecture

Efficient use of capital expenditures through maximum spectrum efficiency (SDV, QAM Sharing, 1 GHz) and U-EQAM functionality (video and data) for flexibility and optimization in a variety of video and data network architectures

Quality and reliability through a redundant architecture; full testing and integration with the Cisco DBDS Video Delivery System and the Cisco uBR10012 M-CMTS Architecture

Primary Features

The Cisco RF Gateway 1 provides up to 96 U-EQAM channels (for SDV, Broadcast, VoD, and DOCSIS 3.0/M-CMTS) in a compact 1 RU chassis. The modular design supports 16 QAM channels per module, with eight QAM channels per RF output port and frequency agility up to 1 GHz.

Primary features include:

True U-EQAM video (broadcast, SDV, SD/HD, MPEG-2, AVC) and high speed data

(M-CMTS/DTI, DOCSIS 3.0) in 1 RU form factor

Manual or DEPI Control Plane modes supported

Table-based or session-based video functionality

Optional on-board Encryption: DVB® SimulCrypt and PowerKEY® SKS

Utilizes Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) QAM technology which allows superior RF performance and stability

96 configurable QAM channels; each of which is fully agile 45–1000 MHz

RF performance typically meets or exceeds CableLabs®DRFI specification CM-SP-DRFI

Modular, hot-swappable, and Auto-configurable QAM cards

Support for up to 2048 streams in 1 RU

Fully redundant design with redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports and power supplies (AC/AC, AC/DC, or DC/DC)

Front-to-back airflow to allow self-cooling and stacking

Compliance with ITU-T J.83 standard, Annex A (DVB), Annex B (ATSC), or Annex C (Japan)

Internet Group Management Protocol Version 3 (IGMPv3) support

Low power consumption per QAM

Four or eight QAM channels per RF port available - independent of channel bandwidth (6, 7, and 8 MHz)

Fully SNMP compliant

Table 1. Product Specifications

Specification

Value

Gigabit Ethernet Input Interface

Number of inputs

2+2 (for redundancy)

or 4 Independent

Connector

Optical/electrical Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP)

Interface type

Gigabit Ethernet according to IEEE 802.3ab (Electrical)

or IEEE 802.3z (Optical)

Input Data rate

Full line rate

Syntax

VBR and CBR MPEG SPTS and MPTS on UDP (RFC-768), RTP, L2TPv3, IGMPv3

Dejitter Buffering

500 ms (configurable from 5ms - 400ms)

RF Outputs

Number of outputs

Maximum 12 physical RF ports (each with 4 QAM channels)

Connector

F-type, 75 Ω

Frequency

Range

Step size

Stability

Accuracy

Channel edges between 45 and 1002 MHz (tunable)

1 kHz

± 3 ppm

± 3 ppm

Channel Bandwidth

6, 7, or 8 MHz depending on QAM transmission standard

Level

8-Channel Mode

4-Channel Mode

3-Channel Mode

2-Channel Mode

1-Channel Mode

Stability

Accuracy

52 dBmV RMS Max per QAM Channel in 0.1 dB steps

54 dBmV RMS Max per QAM Channel in 0.1 dB steps

56 dBmV RMS Max per QAM Channel in 0.1 dB steps

58 dBmV RMS Max per QAM Channel in 0.1 dB steps

62 dBmV RMS Max per QAM Channel in 0.1 dB steps

± 1 dB

± 1 dB

Return loss

>14 dB 45-750 MHz

>13 dB 750-870 MHz

>12 dB 870-1000 MHz

Per DOCSIS 3.0 DRFI specification CM-SP-DRFI

Management Interface

Interface type

Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T

Connector

RJ-45

Protocols

HTTP, SNMP, FTP, RPC

Other Interfaces

DTI

2 RJ-45 Primary and Redundant

Conditional Access

Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T

Signal Specifications

Channel encoding

Randomization, Reed-Solomon, Trellis Encoding, and Interleaving configurable to ITU Annex A, B, or C

MER (before equalizer)

≥ 40 dB (at RF)

MER (after equalizer)

≥ 45 dB (at RF)

QAM constellations

64 and 256 QAM

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature

32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)

Storage temperature

–30 to 158°F (–22 to 70°C)

Altitude

–200 to 10,000 feet AMSL

Operating humidity

5% to 95%, non-condensing

Power supply (nominal)

100 to 240 VAC or –48 VDC

Normal service voltage range

90 to 264 VAC or –38 to -58 VDC

Power consumption (fully loaded)

48 QAM Typical 345W 96QAM Typical x 360W

Chassis Mechanical Specifications

Height

1.75 in. (44.45 mm) (1 RU)

Width

19 in. (482.6 mm)

Depth

21.0 in. (533.4 mm)

Weight

27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

Table 2. Ordering Information

Product Name

Product Description

Cisco RF Gateway 1 Chassis

RFGW-1

RFGW-1 with 2 Power Supply slots and 6 QAM Module slots. Includes Front Panel Display, IO Modules and Fans.

Cisco RF Gateway 1 QAM Modules

RFGW-1-QAM-MOD

RFGW-1-D QAM MODULE (2x4QAM)

RFGW-1-QAM-MOD=

RFGW-1-D QAM MODULE (2x4QAM) spare

Cisco RFGW-1 Power Supplies and Power Cords

RFGW-1-PS-AC

RFGW-1 AC power supply module

RFGW-1-PS-AC=

RFGW-1 AC power supply module spare

RFGW-1-PS-DC

RFGW-1 DC power supply module

RFGW-1-PS-DC=

RFGW-1 DC power supply module spare

RFGW1-AC-CORD-A

RFGW-1 Argentina AC power cord

RFGW1-AC-CORD-A=

RFGW-1 Argentina AC power cord spare

RFGW1-AC-CORD-C

RFGW-1 China AC power cord

RFGW1-AC-CORD-C=

RFGW-1 China AC power cord spare

RFGW1-AC-CORD-E

RFGW-1 European AC power cord

RFGW1-AC-CORD-E=

RFGW-1 European AC power cord spare

RFGW-1-AC-CORD-G

RFGW-1 United Kingdom AC power cord

RFGW-1-AC-CORD-G=

RFGW-1 United Kingdom AC power cord spare

RFGW1-AC-CORD-I

RFGW-1 Italy AC power cord

RFGW1-AC-CORD-I=

RFGW-1 Italy AC power cord spare

RFGW1-AC-CORD-J

RFGW-1 Japan AC power cord

RFGW1-AC-CORD-J=

RFGW-1 Japan AC power cord spare

RFGW1-AC-CORD-K

RFGW-1 Australia AC power cord

RFGW1-AC-CORD-K=

RFGW-1 Australia AC power cord spare

RFGW1-AC-CORD-U

RFGW-1 US AC power cord

RFGW1-AC-CORD-U=

RFGW-1 US AC power cord spare

RFGW1-DC-CORD

RFGW-1 3-PIN DC power cable 16AWG 3m

RFGW1-DC-CORD=

RFGW-1 3-PIN DC power cable 16AWG 3m spare

Cisco RF Gateway 1 Transceiver Modules

SFP-WDM-850-0500=

SFP WDM 850nm (up to 500m)

SFP-WDM-1310-5=

SFP WDM 1310nm (up to 5km)

SFP-CU-RJ45=

SFP Copper (RJ45)

Cisco RF Gateway 1 Factory Installed Licenses (must configure with RFGW-1)

SWLIC-RFGW1-OCTAL

RFGW-1 Octal QAM License

SWLIC-RFGW1-DATA

RFGW-1 Data License

SWLIC-RFGW1-DVB

RFGW-1 DVB Session Based Srambling License

SWLIC-RFGW1-PKEY

RFGW-1 PowerKey Scrambling License

Cisco RF Gateway 1 eDELIVERY Upgrade Licenses

L-RFGW1-SWLIC=

PAK CONTAINER FOR RFGW-1 eDELIVERY License

L-RFGW1-OCTAL

RFGW-1 Octal QAM Upgrade License

L-RFGW1-DATA-LIC

RFGW-1 Data Upgrade License (2 required when combined with Octal License)

L-RFGW1-DVB

RFGW-1 DVB Session Based Scrambling Upgrade License (2 required when combined with Octal License)

L-RFGW1-PKEY

RFGW-1 PowerKey Scrambling Upgrade License (2 required when combined with Octal License)

Cisco RF Gateway 1 Spares and Accessories

CHAS-RFGW-1=

RFGW-1 Spare Chassis with 2 Power Supply slots and 6 QAM Module slots. Includes Front Panel Display, IO Modules and Fans

RFGW-1-FAN=

RFGW-1 Fan Module Spare

RFGW-1-FPD=

RFGW-1 Front Panel Replacement Kit Spare

RFGW-1-IO-MOD=

RFGW-1-D I/O Module Spare

RFGW-1-RAIL24=

RFGW-1 24 inch Angle Bracket Kit Spare

RFGW-1-QAM-CVR6=

RFGW-1,QAM Cover Replacemnet Kit (Mult=6) Spare

Service and Support

Using the Cisco Lifecycle Services approach, Cisco and its partners provide a broad portfolio of end-to-end services and support that can help increase your network’s business value and return on investment. This approach defines the minimum set of activities needed by technology and by network complexity to help you successfully deploy and operate Cisco technologies and optimize their performance throughout the lifecycle of your network.

For More Information

To learn more about the Cisco RF Gateway Series, contact your local account representative.