Motorola MB100 User Manual

Mb100 1 ghz amplifier, Starline, Series

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MB100 1 GHz Amplifier




Motorola, Inc.
Connected Home Solutions
101 Tournament Drive
Horsham, PA 19044

Rev 4.0

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All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.


Motorola, Inc. 2003

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Motorola’s 1 GHz STARLINE


series amplifier, model MB100*, leads the

industry in features and performance and is designed to meet the needs of
today's expanding broadband communication networks. This two-way
capable dual output amplifier offers high gain, high output levels,
ergonomics, superior distortion performance, multiple diplex filter options,
16 dB return loss, and Bode equalization. The MB100 also allows optional
advanced features such as ingress control switching and status monitoring.
A third output is user-configurable via splitter or directional coupler plug-in.
Single output models are also available.


The MB100 uses Enhanced Gallium Arsenide (E-GaAs) hybrids. This
second generation technology provides superior distortion performance in CTB and CSO over the standard GaAs
technology. Compared to silicon and competing GaAs technology, E-GaAs distortion performance remains linear at
significantly higher output levels. This higher output level allows the customer to maximize system performance and
reduce system costs. We encourage our customers to contact their Motorola Account Representative to determine the
optimal levels for their systems.

The MB100 two-way
amplifier offers 1 GHz
bandwidth capability,
high gain, high output
level, ergonomics, and
superior distortion
performance with the
option to bench upgrade
to N-split (5-85/104-1003
MHz) in the future.


The MB100 also offers high gain. This allows the operator to hold existing amplifier locations during system upgrades
thereby reducing system costs.


• 1003 MHz Enhanced Gallium Arsenide (E-GaAs) power

doubling technology

• High


• High output level

• Multiple diplex filter options, with future N-split (5-85/104-

1003 MHz) availability

• Ease-of-use


• 16 dB return loss

• 60/90 V powering

• Meets Telcordia GR-1098-Core voltage surge

requirements using surge waveforms as described in
IEEE C62.41

• FCC, CENELEC and CCC approved

• RoHS compliant models available Q4 2006

• Bode equalization (thermal or auto controlled)

• 15 ampere AC capability

• Optional return path ingress control and status monitor

• Power factor corrected power supply

• Directional coupler –20 dB test points