Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Active splitters

10 November 2010 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

M/A-COM has introduced a new family of active splitters for multituner, broadband voice, video and data customer premises equipment (CPE). The two-, three-, four- and five-way active splitters are designed to optimise subscriber equipment reception in crowded analog and digital channel loading conditions.

An active splitter helps simplify customer premises equipment since it integrates multiple circuit elements into a single chip. The 5 V devices cover from 50 to 1100 MHz for CATV and 950 to 2150 MHz for satellite, and are cost-effective, single-ended solutions for cable TV, passive optical network (PON) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) subscriber equipment. Other applications include cable modems and HDTV sets. The new splitters feature M/A-COM’s highly linear pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process that minimises power consumption and maximises linearity and noise figure.

The new splitters complement M/A-COM’s portfolio of passive, active and control components for broadband 75 Ω applications. All six splitters in this family are housed in RoHS-compliant, plastic, surface-mount packages ranging from the compact 2 mm, 8-lead PDFN to M/A-COM’s standard 3 mm, PQFN 16-lead package. The devices are sold in tape and reel.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, sales@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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