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Companies develop DOCSIS 2.0 automated testing equipment

Sun, 06/16/2002 - 8:00pm
Susan Rush

Looking to accelerate the adoption of DOCSIS 2.0, Imedia Semiconductor Corp. and DAQTron Inc. are teaming to develop automated testing equipment systems for the latest CableLabs' spec.

The test systems jointly developed by the silicon vendor and the broadband test systems company will enable DOCSIS 2.0 pre-certification and product design verification testing via DAQTron's Jupiter 200 DOCSIS test system. The system, which will be available in the third quarter, will support A-TDMA and S-CDMA products.

Making its debut in January, DOCSIS 2.0 builds on features of versions 1.0 and 1.1, but adds throughput in the upstream portion of the cable plant to provide a network with 30 Mbps capacity in two directions. DOCSIS 2.0 enables such services as videoconferencing and peer-to-peer applications.

DOCSIS 2.0 includes synchronous code division multiple access and advanced frequency agile time division multiple access (S-CDMA and A-TDMA) modulation techniques, and will be compatible with 1.0 and 1.1 cable modems and CMTSs.

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