Filters are smarter to support VDSL2
Pulse has introduced has introduced the first in a series of SmartER xDSL high-density, low-pass splitter/filter modules.
Pulse has introduced has introduced the first in a series of SmartER xDSL high-density, lowpass splitter/filter modules The B8849NL series is suitable for use with very-high-bitrate digital subscriber line (VDSL2) applications and meets the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) option A complex impedance applications requirements
At 17 x 13mm, the B8849NL is one-third the sise of standard B8049 Smart modules and handles frequencies of 30MHz, compared with 2.2MHz for the Smart modules.
Pulse's SmartER series defines the new package and footprint standard for xDSL modules providing a reliable, lower-cost solution.
"New demands by consumers requiring higher datarates have created a challenge for the telecom industry to come up with reliable VDSL2 components", said Philippe Duchatel, Senior Product Manager for Pulse's Telecom Division.
"Pulse defined the Smart footprint that is now being used as the industry standard".
"With our new SmartER module we have again set the standard for this next-generation technology".
The SmartER modules are made with passive discrete components and a patented core material.
They are used in telco central offices (CO) to achieve excellent voice quality by separating voice and data signals and filtering interference out of the data signals in xDSL applications, including VDSL2.
The latest and most advanced DSL broadband wireline standard, VDSL2 is designed to support the wide deployment of triple play (voice, video, data) services such as high-definition television (HDTV), and interactive gaming.
SmartER modules can be used in two network architectures.
One delivers signals to the home in the traditional manner, from CO splitter boards via copper wire.
The second delivers the signals from splitter boards in nearby street cabinets, such as those used in fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) applications, in which the last mile of the signal travels over copper using VDSL2 technology.
SmartER modules address the challenge of carrying more channels and handling higher frequencies while fitting into street cabinets with limited space.
SmartER modules are case-less through-hole designs with four pins in a very compact 12 x 11mm footprint.
This small footprint enables more components, and therefore more lines, to fit on a splitter board at the CO, reducing the cost of the overall splitter solution.
Pulse's new series of filters can also be used on a customer premises equipment (CPE) modem board for single-line lowpass filter solutions.
With the development of triple play services, the trend is to move from simple modem to multi-function integrated gateways with onboard filtering rather than an external filter solution.
The compact design of the SmartER series addresses the space issue on these gateways.
The SmartER B8849NL design is dedicated to the ETSI complex impedance option A standard.
Modules in the SmartER series are RoHS-6 compliant.
The splitter/filter modules are pin-to-pin compatible so the same board layout can accommodate different standards for different countries just by changing the component model.
The B8849NL is a fully tested filter and a ready-to-use electrical module.
System integrators need only supply the mechanical functions to the splitter board.
Pulse's B8849NL filter modules are available in trays.
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