Tuesday, June 26, 2007

ARRIS Boosts QAM Density by 50%

ARRIS will boost the QAM capacity of its D5 Universal Edge QAM (UEQ) by 50% from 48 QAMs per 2 RU chassis to 72 QAMs per 2 RU chassis as part of the D5's planned Release 2.3, available for shipment in the latter part of 2007. This increased density is achieved via a software upgrade and will result in significantly lowering the cost per QAM channel.



The field upgradeable, next-generation D5 UEQ is designed to support multiple video and DOCSIS-based services. ARRIS said an added advantage of the D5 UEQ's increased density is that an operator can choose between Quad Bonding ratios (4 QAM channels per RF port) and Hex Bonding ratios (6 QAM channels per RF port) to be able to mix and match QAM capacity to the network configuration needed on a channel by channel basis. http://www.arrisi.com

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