Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, introduces a central office (CO) VDSL2 splitter module with optional lightning and power fault protection. The module is designed with 6 pins, instead of the standard 4 pins. This enables a protective device, such as a sidactor, to be added on the board underneath the module and eliminates the need for a separate protection rack card, freeing up space for an extra multichannel card or to increase airflow for additional cooling. The pin location allows a fast-acting secondary over-voltage protector to be used to protect the filter from surge effects while maintaining good VDSL2 performance. The location may also help to meet ITU and Telcordia coordination requirements with any installed primary protectors, enabling selection of suitable secondary protectors to accommodate different countries and markets. “Adding surge protection is becoming increasingly necessary as protection standards evolve, and being able to reduce the splitter module size is important as component density increases,” explained Ronan Kelly, Pulse Electronics broadband product manager. “Pulse’s new CO splitter module offers the customer a product to address these needs.” Pulse Electronics’ B8841PNL CO module is part of a family of products that have the same 6 pin footprint, so modules can be interchanged to address a specific target market without changing the rack cabinet connectivity. This pin configuration accommodates all global standards and is well-suited for use in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It meets requirements for ETSI 600 ohm ADSL to VDSL2 applications and China YD/T 1187-2006 ADSL 600 ohms. The modules are used on a rack card in a DSLAM or within roadside cabinets to combine or split the POTS from DSL data. The modules are sold in trays. Lead-time is typically 8-10 weeks. The part is production released and available for orders. More information on Pulse’s B8841PNL product family can be found on datasheet http://productfinder.pulseeng.com/products/datasheets/B1005.pdf located on the Pulse website at http://www.pulseelectronics.com/B8841PNL. Photo available at: http://www.pulseelectronics.com/image.php?blob_id=3824 About Pulse Electronics: Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, and MoCA. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com. Copyright ©2013 Pulse Electronics Corporation. All rights reserved. All brand names and trademarks are properties of their respective holders. Cautionary Note: To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, such statements are "forward-looking" and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current information and expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Examples of such risks include those related to the risk factors disclosed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto. All such risk factors are incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking statement.