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Pulse Electronics Launches Integrated Connector Module Family for 10GBASE-T Ethernet Switches
[December 10, 2012]

Pulse Electronics Launches Integrated Connector Module Family for 10GBASE-T Ethernet Switches

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE:PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, announces the launch of a new integrated connector module (ICM) platform for 10GBASE-T (10 gigabit over twisted-pair) switches. Pulse's (News - Alert) 10 gig ICMs are qualified with leading 10GBASE-T silicon vendors, meeting their stringent requirements and facilitating the implementation of 10GBASE-T in large enterprises and cloud data centers. The family includes the four most common port configurations: 2x2, 2x4, 2x6, and 2x8, available with solder through-hole or press fit pin technology. Pulse's 10 gig ICMs and application support enable system designers to eliminate extensive qualification, speeding time to market for their products.

The Pulse 10 gig ICMs have a patented shielding system that prevents noise interference from adjacent ports, ensuring optimal data transmission. The ICMs are tuned to have flat insertion loss curves and excellent return loss performance over 10GBASE-T frequencies. They meet IEEE (News - Alert) 802an and UL 60950 requirements. Unique to this family is a light pipe that replaces integrated LEDs. With this new design, customers can change LED specifications without having to change the ICM, which streamlines procurement because the same part can be used on multiple systems. This new platform also has the flexibility to support 1 gig or 10 gig magnetic designs with the same volumetric footprint.

According to Crehan Research, 10 gigabit Ethernet switch ports will enjoy a four-fold increase over the next five years as 10GBASE-T technology is being adopted by a majority of data centers for use in server access and switch port connections. "We expect that 1GBASE-T will be a key driver of the strong ramp in 10 gigabit Ethernet switch ports over the coming years, and its growth should significantly outpace that of the market," said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research.

"Pulse's 10 gig ICM family is a critical element in the propagation of 10GBASE-T technology," explained Chad Oblak, product manager, Pulse Electronics. "It is extremely difficult to design a 10 gig ICM that meets the IEEE and system EMI requirements, and it is even more difficult to manufacture 10 gig ICMs in high volume with a consistent and high level of quality. Major switch manufacturers recognize and endorse Pulse's expertise and ability to support this technology."

Pulse Electronics has invested in the development of products to enable Ethernet LAN technologies for over 25 years, since 1 mbps Star Lan was introduced in 1986. This new platform is the most advanced platform Pulse has developed for the switching market.


Samples and prices are available upon request. Delivery is 8 - 10 weeks. More information can be found on the 10 gig 2xN platform guide, on the Pulse Electronics website at http://productfinder.pulseeng.com/products/datasheets/J440.pdf.

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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 (News - Alert), HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, and MoCA. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.

Copyright ©2012 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 (News - Alert) 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.


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