Two-Way RF Splitter/Combiner

Source: Pulse, A Technitrol Company, Magnetic Components

Two-Way RF Splitter/Combiner
Pulse introduces a next-generation RF splitter/combiner to support interactive broadband cable communications
5-1000 MHz, High Isolation, Excellent VSWR, 1 Watt Rating

Pulse introduces a next-generation RF splitter/combiner to support interactive broadband cable communications. This surface mount magnetic device is used to divide or combine two 75 ohm RF signals into a single output with minimal signal loss while maintaining high signal isolation. Applications include cable network amplifiers and nodes, cable modems, set-top boxes, Internet appliances, and cable telephony.

As a splitter, the CX4002 is used to divide one RF signal into two matched outputs; or as a combiner, two signals are joined into a single output. Both ways, the CX4002 provides minimal signal loss while maintaining high signal isolation across a 5-1000 MHz bandwidth. These CX4002 performance features ensure excellent signal integrity for the growing sophistication of hybrid fiber/coax network equipment and home cable entertainment and video systems.

What differentiates the CX4002 is an excellent VSWR of 1.1:1 over the full frequency range and superior isolation (30 dB typical to 400 MHz, 21 dB typical to 1000 MHz). Its compact size, .310" x .255" (7,87 x 6,48 mm), ceramic base, cover for Pick & Place compatibility, and its capacity to withstand the 235°C peak temperature during IR solder reflow make the CX4002 ideal for today's manufacturers of compact, high performance cable products.

"The cable network has been expanding its bandwidth in response to growing demand for advanced cable services. The CX4002 meets the current network bandwidth requirements of 750 MHz or 860 MHz for existing cable equipment and also performs up to 1000 MHz for future applications," states Paul Fadlovich, senior product manager of Pulse's newly formed Cable Products Group.

Available in tube or Tape & Reel packaging, the CX4002 is priced from $3.90 in quantities of 10,000. Higher volume discounts are available. Details are listed in data sheet C201

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Pulse, a Technitrol (NYSE: TNL) company, has been an international leader in magnetic components for over 40 years. The company is one of the largest manufacturers of magnetic components in the world with a global reputation for technical excellence coupled with outstanding quality.

Pulse produces a complete line of passive magnetic components and modules for use in Internet/broadband access, power, telecommunications and datacom applications. Meeting the highest quality standards, the company has ISO 9000 registered manufacturing facilities located in the Far East, United States, and Europe. Pulse's products are available through direct sales as well as authorized distributors and representatives.

In North America, contact Pulse's worldwide headquarters in the United States at 858 674 8100. The Pulse European headquarters can be reached in the United Kingdom at +44 1483 401700 and its Asian headquarters can be reached in Singapore at +65 287 8998.

Pulse, A Technitrol Company, Magnetic Components, 12220 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. Tel: 858-674-8100; Fax: 858-674-8262.