GigaXtend FST 1.2GHz Taps

The ATX GigaXtend FST 1.2GHz Taps are designed for the DOCSIS® 3.1 evolution of hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks. DOCSIS 3.1 technology allows cable operators to fully and efficiently use their broadband networks to provide the services that subscribers demand. As part of DOCSIS 3.1 support, the broadband operating frequency range has been increased to cover the entire 5MHz to 1.218GHz spectrum.

These products are also fully compatible with orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signaling requirements. These new capabilities can contribute to higher customer revenue by allowing increased bandwidth across a network. The taps offer best-in-class performance along with added flexibility in system design. This flexibility is achieved using three types — reverse attenuators, forward equalizers and forward inverse equalizers — of optional plug-ins that are ideal for higher output, deep-fiber architectures.


  • Expanded frequency range handles DOCSIS 3.1 requirements of 1.218GHz and OFDM signaling
  • Optional plug-in reverse attenuators, forward equalizers, and forward inverse equalizers offer design flexibility
  • Choice of 2-, 4-, and 8-way versions
  • 6-kV combination wave surge protection for both tap and through ports, with a rugged design that helps the products continue operating after surges that would typically damage products and interrupt service
  • 12A through current rating
  • AC/RF bypass switch that avoids interruption to the rest of the network during faceplate removal
  • Backward-compatible faceplates that support economical faceplate upgrades into existing backhousings
  • AL360T housing with powder coating for superior environmental protection
  • Sealed and swaged extended F-ports that resist moisture
  • Nickel-plated brass F-ports that provide a corrosion-resistant drop interface
  • Component covers for additional protection of faceplate circuitry during maintenance
  • Versatile housing design that permits overhead, pedestal, or multiple dwelling unit (MDU) mounting schemes