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Audio Transient Power in CPE

NetBit Audio Transient

The integration of audio speakers in advanced CPE products has lead to higher than anticipated peaks in the DC power profile. In this short article, we are going to examine higher transient power in CPE and what this means for CPE PSU design. New CPE features such as audio speakers can lead to a bigger […]

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Ethernet-USB Adapter PSU

NetBit CPE PSU

NetBit is currently involved in the development of a wall-mount power supply with integrated Ethernet to USB Adapter capability. Tier 1 operators (providing video via cable or satellite) are under threat from Over The Top (OTT) streaming services e.g. Netflix, AmazonTV and other internet (IP) video streaming services. It has been recognised that there is […]

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12V Versus 5V DC Power Trade Offs

12V 5V DC PSU CPE

Introduction When deciding upon power architecture for CPE applications, a question which commonly arises is whether to use 5V or 12V DC input voltage for low power applications (≤15W). In this article, we will be exploring the pros, cons and drivers behind each approach. Application Versus Output Voltage CPE gateways, routers and higher power set-top […]

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The Future of CPE

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Intro The CPE (customer premises equipment) industry is constantly evolving with new products and capabilities and there have been two major developments in wireless technologies: Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. This short article takes a quick look at both of these and how they may impact CPE and power supply design. Wi-Fi 6 The next generation […]

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7 FAQs for Defining CPE PSUs

CPE PSU FAQ

The CPE power supply market is predominately made up of fully bespoke or semi-customised product solutions which are tailored to the needs of a specific project deployment. In this article, we are going to look at seven of the key questions that are frequently asked when identifying an optimum power solution for a given application: […]

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Understanding NetBit PSU Part Numbers

NetBit PSU

Perhaps, like many others, you find it hard to read a PSU part number and make a clear interpretation of what the various letters and digits mean?  This short article breaks it down in simple terms and will hopefully allow you to understand how to specify and also compare alternative models. Let’s take a look […]

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Universal Range or Single Range AC input?

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Introduction A key requirement when specifying a PSU is the AC input voltage range and another consideration within the CPE industry is “universal or single range AC input?” In this article, we will be exploring the pros and cons of each approach. Universal Range Input A universal range input (100-240VAC) is required for use in […]

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Optimizing PSU Power for Advanced CPE

NetBit PSU

Diminishing, Oversized and Overpriced We are moving into an age where the method for defining CPE PSU power output is changing. Old methods are becoming obsolete due to conservative power budgeting which leads to designs which are too expensive, too big or both. Cutting edge CPE devices now feature more transient (or on demand) features […]

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The Lifespan of a PSU

PSU Lifespan

Introduction An important question that often arises within the power electronics industry relates to the lifespan of a power supply unit. What is the usual lifespan for a PSU and what dictates its life expectancy? In this article, we examine the key factors that determine how long a power supply will last. Power Supply Life […]

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