Blonder Tongue BIDA 550-50 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier (50dB, 47-550 MHz)

Blonder Tongue BIDA 550-50 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier (50dB, 47-550 MHz)

Blonder Tongue BIDA 550-50 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier (50dB, 47-550 MHz)

B&H # BLBIDA55050 MFR # BIDA 550-50
Blonder Tongue BIDA 550-50 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier (50dB, 47-550 MHz)

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The BIDA 5400 series, BIDA 550-50 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier by Blonder Tongue features a 47 to 550 MHz RF bandpass and a flat operating gain of 50 dB. This self-contained broadband indoor distribution amplifier is designed specifically for CATV and SMATV signal distribution systems which use a cable drop as a signal source. The basic amplifier is configured for one-way operation. Optional field installable diplexers and return amplifiers will provide you two-way capability with either a passive or active 5-30 MHz bandpass return. Passive return configurations require only the diplexers, whereas active return requires installation of both the diplexers and the amplifier.

The BIDA 550-50 amplifier has a flat operating gain of approximately 50 dB. Lower operating gains can be achieved by adjusting the variable attenuator. This model can be attenuated over a range of 15 dB. Gain and slope controls are located on the front panel for easy set-up and adjustment. Two -30 dB back-matched test points are provided to allow testing without service interruption.

In applications where input signals are too high or where greater cable equalization is necessary, this BIDA amplifier can be reconfigured by using optional plug-in attenuators and cable slope equalizers to meet particular requirements. Push-pull hybrid IC modules enable the amplifier to operate at high output levels while retaining low distortion characteristics. The aluminum chassis is designed to provide excellent heat dissipation thus allowing operation at high ambient temperatures with no degradation of performance.

Hybrid IC circuitry for high output with low distortion
Temperature stability range of -20°C to +60°C
Designed for critical applications requiring high gain
Front panel gain and slope controls for easy adjustments
Field installable options provide two-way capability (passive or active)
Externally accessible test points permit in-service testing
Aluminum chassis designed for superior heat dissipation to insure component reliability
Exceeds FCC specs for both conducted and radiated interference at full output level
External fuse for ease of replacement
LED pilot light
Line transient protection
5-30 MHz return capability with optional plug-ins
Dual push-pull hybrid modules
Optional plug-in fixed equalizer and attenuator capability for input signal conditioning
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Blonder Tongue BIDA 550-50 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier (50dB, 47-550 MHz)
  • External Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Gain 50 dB approximately
    Frequency Range 47 - 550 MHz
    Test Point Level -30 dB (input and output)
    Test Point Return Level -20 dB (input and output)
    Gain Control Range 15 dB
    Slope Control Range 10 dB
    Hum Modulation -70 dB
    Impedance 75 Ω (all ports)
    Return Loss Input: 14 dB
    Output: 14 dB
    Channel Loading 77
    Flatness ±0.75 dB
    Noise Figure 7.0 dB measured at full gain with 0 dB slope
    Hybrid Technology Push-pull
    Output Level +44 dBmV
    Operating Temperature Range -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Composite Triple Beat -64 dB
    Cross Modulation -64 dB
    Second Order Intermodulation -70 dB
    Composite Second Order -64 dB at rated output capability and channel loading
    Indicators Power On: LED, red
    Controls Gain: Control
    Slope: Control
    Connectors 1 x RF Input: "F" female
    1 x RF Output: "F" female
    1 x Input Test Port: "F" female
    1 x Output Test Port: "F" female
    Power Supply 105 - 130 VAC, 60 Hz
    Fuse 0.375 A
    Power 21 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.13 x 11.50 x 3.25" (18.11 x 29.21 x 8.25 cm)
    Weight 5.75 lb (2.61 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 11.2 x 4.1"

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