SOURCE: Fultec Semiconductor

September 25, 2007 11:00 ET

Fultec Introduces Circuit Protector for VoIP Enabled Gateways and Modems

Fultec's P-series Devices Offer 10X Better Protection and Lower Cost Than Conventional Protection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - Fultec, the leading supplier of semiconductor circuit protection devices used to block electrical surges from damaging communication equipment, has announced the introduction of the P-series of Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) devices. Leading broadband equipment manufacturers are using Fultec devices to protect VoIP telephone ports on indoor cable and DSL modems/gateways and on outdoor ONTs, ONUs and iNIDs to keep their communications equipment up and running and to prevent customer churn.

The P-series devices are designed specifically to meet the surge requirements of internationally recognized telecommunications standards. The P500 devices exceed the requirements of Telcordia GR-1089 Port Type 4, typically intended for the North American marketplace. The devices are packaged in small 6mm by 4mm DFN packages designed to minimize the use of printed circuit board space. The P850 devices, in addition to meeting the Telcordia specification, also exceed the requirements found in the international standards ITU-T K.21 and K.21 enhanced.

"We continue to expand our product line to serve the growing need for circuit protection that protects communications equipment by quickly blocking destructive surges that regularly occur on communication lines," said Paul Wiener, vice president of sales at Fultec. "Circuit protection devices are playing a more critical role as the electronic chipsets of Triple-Play communications networks become smaller and more sensitive. In addition to cost savings, test results show the P-series devices offer 10X better protection, reducing both truck rolls and customer churn for the service provider."

Samples of the P-series devices are available immediately. Production volume leadtime is 4-6 weeks. Fultec TBU devices are lead-free and RoHS compliant.

About Fultec

Fultec Semiconductor is the inventor of the Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) used to prevent damage to sensitive electronic circuits. The TBU is a small, integrated semiconductor component that delivers simple, superior circuit protection for both over-current and over-voltage surge events. TBU devices have been protecting communications interfaces since 2002. For more information, visit the Fultec website at www.fultec.com.

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