Low pass RF filter with weatherproof housing

Pulse offers low pass RF filter for CATV MoCA point–of-entry applications.

San Diego, September 29, 2010—Pulse, a Technitrol Company (NYSE: TNL), announces the immediate availability of its point of entry RF filter module for multimedia over coax (MoCA) applications. The standalone CX5060 filter passes cable television (CATV) Docsis 3.0 signals, blocks MoCA signals and provides RFI shielding and surge protection within a weatherproof metal housing. It is used by CATV service providers to isolate MoCA service within a single service point. MoCA technology allows a DVR, TVs, and other video products to share content within a given residence.

Pass band frequency for the CX5060 filter is from 5 mHz to1002 mHz, with an impedance of 75 ohms, and provides over 40 dB of insertion loss in the MoCA frequency band (1125 – 2300 mHz). The CX5060 is designed to operate over the temperature range of -40C to +85C. The filter's electrical performance provides significant blockage of MoCA signals generated within a service location from leaking into the CATV plant.

Pulse's filter has a compact, robust mechanical design with rotating bezel for ease of installation. It measures 2-inches (5.08 cm) long overall with a maximum diameter of 0.67 inches (1.7 cm). This product is designed for "side of the house" outdoor applications for CATV service suppliers. The package meets CATV industry specifications to withstand installation demands and to provide a long embedded life.

"Pulse's low pass RF filter performs to the rigorous electrical specifications of all our Pulse MoCA filter products," said Fred Roden, senior product manager, Pulse. "Pulse precision filter products have been designed in numerous products successfully certified by the MoCA Alliance testing program such as set-top boxes, video gateways and optical network terminals. Pulse has 5 years of experience designing and manufacturing MoCA filters in high volume with market pricing. We are confident that this point of entry filter will provide an outstanding product for the CATV suppliers' networks."

The CX5060 point of entry filter meets CATV industry Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) standards. Products are sold by carton and shipped sealed in plastic bags.

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