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Oscilloquartz Unveils OSA 5405 SyncReach with Dual Antenna GNSS Technology

Cropped- Media Shot copy.pngOSA 5405 SyncReach with Dual Antenna GNSS Technology. Photo source: Oscilloquartz. (Click image to enlarge.)
June 27, 2017

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Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company, recently launched the OSA 5405 SyncReach, an integrated PTP grandmaster and GNSS receiver with a patent-pending dual antenna and receiver to enable the mass roll out of small cells.

The new technology has been specifically engineered to provide accurate and affordable phase synchronization for the rapidly growing small cell market and meet the stringent timing requirements of 4.5G and 5G connectivity. With the OSA 5405 operators can migrate from legacy GNSS RF antennas and cables to standard, cost-effective copper and fiber Ethernet cabling, reducing capital expenditure and operating expenses, according to the company. Available in both indoor and outdoor variants, the OSA 5405 can be deployed in the most challenging environments, including urban canyons where GPS signals fail. The OSA 5405’s miniscule form factor also enables it to be positioned on indoor windows to avoid multipath signal interference from objects within the building.

“We’re at the start of a new era. With the internet of things (IoT) connecting more wireless devices and 5G just around the corner, small cells will have a big role to play. This market is set to grow exponentially in the next few years. Small cells will soon be everywhere and that makes precise synchronization essential. Operators urgently need a way to reliably and affordably deliver new levels of phase accuracy,” said Gil Biran, general manager, Oscilloquartz. “We’ve created our OSA 5405 to effectively deliver small cell synchronization in any environment and eliminate all restrictions. Our new technology radically simplifies GNSS antenna installation. The use of PTP removes the need to compensate for cable delay and extends the reach of GNSS. With variants that can be positioned in almost any location, it provides strictly accurate timing precisely where it’s needed.”

The OSA 5405’s highly precise GNSS-sourced synchronization is supported by network-based Sync-E and PTP backups. In high-rise buildings it can also deliver synchronization recovered from the GNSS smart receiver over optical fiber, according to Oscilloquartz. The ADVA FSP Network Manager with comprehensive Syncjack assurance is designed to guarantee efficient operation. Also, OSA 5405 uses a unique dual GNSS antenna and receiver algorithm to mitigate interference from multipath signals that can affect accuracy, particularly in urban canyons.

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