The ARRIS FFE Forward Feederline Equalizer is designed to compensate for feeder cable slope via 1 GHz pluggable cable equalizers. This 1 GHz FFE product includes the option of adding attenuation to the return path that enables improved signal-to-noise performance and tighter gain variances. The equalizer circuit is contained in the same type of housing as the SSP splitters, directional couplers, and power inserters.
The FFE-100 is readily shipped preconfigured with either 8 dB or 12 dB of forward equalization. Other plug-in equalizer values can be achieved by purchasing any available dB value of the 1 GHz ARRIS STARLINE SFE plug-in equalizer purchased with the FFE-HSG in the appropriate frequency split configuration for the network. The FFE supports frequency splits of 40/52 MHz, 42/54 MHz, 65/85 MHz and 85/104 MHz.