ABSTRACT: Coaxial drop amplifiers are used to extend broadband Radio Frequency (RF) carrier signal levels by overcoming losses in a coaxial drop
caused by passive elements and cable attenuation. The coaxial drop amplifier discussed here is a bidirectional active element with a
forward bandwidth from 550 MHz to 1 GHz, a reserve bandwidth of 30 MHz, and sufficient gain to insure an adequate signal level at the
network termination. Also, the amplifier can accommodate gain equalization and attenuation networks.
This document outlines the view of Telcordia on generic requirements for coaxial drop amplifiers used in the subscriber coaxial drop
loop from mainline tap to network interface. These elements are intended for application to coaxial drop cable using F-connectors.