The Blonder Tongue FRRA is a fiber optic receiver module and distribution amplifier integrated with a rack mounted broadband distribution amplifier (RMDA). The Blonder Tongue FRRA is used as a launch amplifier in a coaxial distribution sub-system fed from a single mode broadband fiber network. The Blonder Tongue FRRA’s optical receiver section provides exceptional CNR performance at low optical input levels. This feature is also a cost saving one, since it permits the use of lower optical power transmitters. The Blonder Tongue FRRA is available in two models with RF bandwidths of 550 MHz and 860 MHz.