Outdoor splitter cabinet houses optical power Product News 5/11/2007 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has introduced the CSX-2 144 outdoor centralized splitter cabinet. Suitable for pole-mounting or pad placement, the CSX-2 144 cabinet is an environmentally sealed enclosure for splitting and redistributing optical power from feeder fibers to distribution fibers. It provides the benefits of a subscriber interconnect facility and a test access location for the cable plant.
Huge growth seen for set top box shipments Product News 5/9/2007 Post a comment Sales of set top boxes (STBs) are expected to grow at an annual rate of 13 percent to 120 million units by 2011, according to market research group Understanding & Solutions. Last year, 65 million cable, satellite and digital IPTV boxes were shipped, the researchers say.
C-MAC designs own brand PA modules Product News 5/8/2007 Post a comment C-MAC MicroTechnology has developed a range of solid state microwave amplifier modules, the first to be marketed being Ku band amplifier and LNA modules. Both target the satellite communications, point-to-point, radiolocation and defence sectors.
Racks offer cooling, cable management Product News 5/2/2007 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard released the 10000 G2 series rack family. These enterprise-class racks, sized from 22 U to 47 U and 600 mm to 800 mm widths, combine structural integrity, cooling, and cable management.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments