The Model CFA-24 Transparent Cable Farm Automation Switch is a transparent, electrically neutral, switching device that allows up to twenty four incoming cable farm lines to be switched to five different loop segments. Use your own cable or purchase cable from Telebyte (see Ordering Information).
Operating in a frequency band up to 212 MHz, the CFA-24 is highly suited to lab-grade testing of next-gen devices where live crosstalk is required (e.g., VDSL2 Vectoring or G.fast performance testing). Telebyte’s superior transparency delivers excellent crosstalk accuracy. Ideal for ID-337 G.fast Certification and TR-249 VDSL2 Vectoring testing.
Now you can have a flexible cable farm with micro-interruptions that is easy to automate and configure. Also supports Reverse Powering for G.fast.
Configurations may be expanded by adding channel expander units, allowing users to scale the number of pairs that can be switched from 24 to as many as needed, in groups of 24. In addition, segment extender units can be jumpered together to add more line segments. Flexibility is further enhanced by allowing each unit to be configured for multiple vectoring groups as well as colocated and non-colocated configurations. This scalability optimizes your CAPEX budget.
|Switching Capability||Switching of up to 5 loop segments for 24 local loops (expandable by adding channel expanders and/or segment extenders)|
|Insertion Loss across all 5 Segments (from CO side to CPE side)||
|Noise Floor||Less than -153 dBm/Hz|
|Operating Relative Humidity||0% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)|
|Conductors Accepted||Diameters from 0.6 mm to 0.4 mm
Shielded or unshielded
|Dimensions||Overall: 17.50”H x 16”W x 6”D (10-U High)
Rack mountable (front and/or back) in 19” rack
|Micro-Interruptions||Location: CO or CPE side - on any one channel
Interrupt Time: 5ms to 100ms in 1-ms increments
|Power||POE per 802.3af standard|
|Cycles of Operation||1,000,000 Minimum|
|DC Rating Maximum Voltage Tip - Ring||220 VDC/250 VAC, 2 amperes maximum|
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Made in USA.
|CFA-24||24-Channel Transparent Cable Farm Automation Switch (Controller, Channel Expander or Segment Extender)|
|RJ45x24-PP||24-channel female CAT6 RJ45 patch panel w/solid conductor, 6 feet; 1-U high, to connect to CO and/or CPE side of test.|
|Custom Cables||Custom Interface to connect to CO and/or CPE side of test. Customer specifies terminations and cable lengths.|
|CFA-CA-MGT||Cable Management Kit. Includes 6 rack-mountable cable-tie bars with cable ties.|
|CFA-POE-1||PHIHONG PSA16U-480(POE) 1-PoE Ethernet Adapter|
|CFA-POE-4||Linksys LGS108P 8-port switch with 4 PoE+ ports|
|CFA-POE-8||Linksys LGS116P 16-port switch with 8 PoE+ ports|
|CFA-POE-12||Linksys LGS124P 24-port switch with 12 PoE+ ports|
|CFA-PDTOOL||Punch down tool|
|CW1420-400||Spool of CW1420 400-m cable (4 pairs) for ID-337 testing.|
All switches verified and qualified for use with the CFA-24.
Contact Telebyte to request qualification of alternate switch for use with this product.