Microtune Tunes In DOCSIS 3.0


Microtune debuted what it called the first 1-gigahertz input tuner based on Cable Television Laboratories’ new Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 3.0.

The company said its MicroTuner MT2170 can deliver data speeds of more than 160 megabits per second and 100 megahertz of bandwidth, offering the equivalent functionality of four DOCSIS 2.0 digital tuners.

The MT2170 also supports the DOCSIS 3.0 channel-bonding technology, a bandwidth-expansion technique that combines four DOCSIS channels to significantly increase data rates. It can accept bonded channels within bandwidths up to 100 MHz when paired with a DOCSIS 3.0-capable demodulator.