Broad portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 compliant passive components
This latest product family, spanning upstream and downstream transformers/baluns, couplers and power dividers/combiners, claims to be the industry’s broadest portfolio of passives specifically designed to comply with the DOCSIS 3.1 standard for high-bandwidth data transfer over existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure.
These products have been specifically developed for the next generation of infrastructure head-end and access equipment to be deployed in the cable network plant. This plant requires very high-performance actives and passives in order to deliver multi-gigabit service to subscribers. The company also offers passives optimized for DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 subscriber equipment such as set-top-boxes, home gateways and cable modems.
The company’s latest product offerings push the envelope for passive RF component performance. Through extended bandwidths, and improved insertion loss, return loss, power handling, distortion and temperature stability, optimal system performance can be realized.
“The transition to DOCSIS 3.1 is a major development for CATV and broadband Internet providers, enabling them to meet the exponentially growing bandwidth demands and achieve fiber-caliber transmission speeds, while extending the value and longevity of their legacy HFC infrastructure,” said Graham Board, Director Carrier Networks, MACOM.