Case Study: DC Plug Recommendations

DC Connectors

Background: A client recently asked us to recommend an alternative DC plug for their new STBs. The client needed to ensure the plugs were optimised for 12V low power applications (1A 12W and 1.5A 18W).   Problem: The client wanted a DC Plug size that was different from PSUs already deployed to their customers and […]

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DC Connectors for CPE PSUs

DC Connectors

NetBit’s PSUs are supplied with a variety of DC plugs and connectors that are compatible with the full array of CPE device applications. This short article looks at the various types of DC plugs that are available and the specific attributes each type holds.  There are several connector options available for CPE PSUs:     Standard DC Plugs  The […]

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Wall Mount Case Design Options

wall mount case options

Whilst specifying a wall mount PSU design, the next decision lies in case type. NetBit offers two different types of cases: horizontal and vertical. However, the terminology can cause some confusion due to the fact this refers to the AC pins, not the plastic case. In this short article we are going to examine the two different types of wall […]

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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 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


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

NetBit WiFi

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


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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