In order to provide protection against the most common form of electrical shock hazard, Pulse (News - Alert) Electronics Corporation (PULS), a provider of electronic components, has introduced a 6-pins central office (CO) VDSL2 splitter module, with optional lightning and power fault protection.
These modules were previously designed with standard 4 pins. This 6-pins module enables a protective device, such as a sidactor, to be added on the board underneath the module, and eliminates the need for a separate protection rack card, freeing up space for an extra multichannel card or a way to increase airflow for additional cooling.
Pulse Electronics’ B8841PNL CO module also allows a fast-acting secondary over-voltage protector, used to protect the filter from surge effects while maintaining sufficient VDSL2 performance.
The B8841PNL CO module is a part of a family of products that have the same 6-pin footprint, so these modules can be interchanged to address a specific target market without changing the rack cabinet connectivity.
This pin configuration suits all global standards and is accommodated for use in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Ronan Kelly, Pulse Electronics broadband product manager, said in a statement, “Adding surge protection is becoming increasingly necessary as protection standards evolve, and being able to reduce the splitter module size is important as component density increases. Pulse’s new CO splitter module offers the customer a product to address these needs.”
The modules are used on a rack card in a DSLAM, or within roadside cabinets to combine or split the POTS from DSL data.