Central Office Splitter Module Features SMT Configuration
Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:43am
Pulse introduced what it asserts is the first surface mount (SMT) central office (CO) splitter module. The B89S59NL is used on a rack card in a digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) or within roadside cabinets to combine or split separate plain old telephone service (POTS) and DSL data signalsThe SMT soldering process can be automated for high volume manufacturing to expedite and increase production and reduce labor and handling. Placement of SMT modules is more reliable than placing through-hole modules or hand soldering because when the heated soldering sheet becomes molten, the natural surface tension it creates pulls the components into their exact proper positions, according to the company. The B89S59NL has the same footprint as Pulse Electronics' SmartER range of central office splitter modules. The SmartER splitters have a unique footprint that allows modules that comply with the numerous different global standards to be interchanged without having to redesign the splitter board at the customer. This enables the customer to address different markets using the same footprint, but populating it with different modules to suit a particular standard.