Richardson, TX, United States
Richardson, TX, United States

CommScope Inc. is a multinational telecommunications company based in Hickory, North Carolina, United States, since its founding in 1976. CommScope is a 1997 spin-off of General Instrument and now has over 15,000 employees worldwide, with customers in over 130 countries.CommScope manufactures SYSTIMAX and Uniprise brands of Enterprise infrastructure of copper Unshielded Twisted Pair cabling, connector panels, jacks and fiber optic cabling, connector panels, racking and metals. CommScope also manufactures environmentally secure cabinets for FTTN and DSL applications.In 2007 CommScope's net sales were approximately US$1.93 billion.On October 25, 2010, The Carlyle Group announced it would pay $31.50 a share, or about $2.98 billion, to take CommScope private.In July 2011, CommScope received the 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation for its product, Wired For Wireless.On August 2, 2013, CommScope filed with the SEC to raise up to $750 million in an initial public offering. Wikipedia.


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CommScope | Date: 2017-03-22

A method of operating a microwave antenna system that includes a microwave antenna, the method comprising operating the microwave antenna in a first operating state during an alignment operation for the microwave antenna system where the microwave antenna is configured to have a first beam width; and operating the microwave antenna subsequent to the alignment operation in a second operating state where the microwave antenna is configured to have a second beam width that is narrower than the first beam width.


Patent
CommScope | Date: 2017-01-25

An exemplary alignment module for a base station antenna has one or more accelerometers and one or more magnetometers. The one or more accelerometers are used to determine tilt and roll angles of the antenna, while the yaw angle of the antenna is determined using the one or more magnetometers and the determined tilt and roll angles. Using multiple accelerometers and/or multiple magnetometers can improve accuracy of angle determination. A service provider can determine when to re-align the antenna by monitoring the tilt, roll, and yaw angles remotely to detect changes in antenna orientation. Yaw angle determination can also take into account offset values corresponding to soft-iron effects, hard-iron effects, and factory calibration. The need to re-calibrate offset values following changes in local magnetic environment can be detected by comparing different sensor signals, such as the different magnetic fields detected by a plurality of magnetometers.


An antenna, comprising a plurality of radiating elements; a first course phase shifter; a second course phase shifter; a first fine phase shifter; a second fine phase shifter; and a tilt adapter that is configured to adjust the first and second fine phase shifters based on adjustments made to the first and second course phase shifters.


Patent
CommScope | Date: 2017-03-08

An RJ45 communication socket (100) comprising a flexible PCB electrically connecting the input contacts in the front for a counterpart to the IDC contacts located in the back. The Flexible PCB comprises in the form of overlapping traces some return loss improving mechanism.


Patent
CommScope | Date: 2016-11-09

A receiver arrangement (20) for use in a digital repeater system (1) comprises an input port (110) for receiving an input RF signal (RF_(IN)), the input RF signal (RF_(IN)) comprising at least one frequency band including a first subband (U1) having a first carrier frequency (f_(L)) and a second subband (U2) having a second carrier frequency (fu) different than the first carrier frequency (f_(L)). A quadrature demodulator (204, 204A, 204B) downconverts, using a local oscillator (312), the input RF signal (RF_(IN)) to an intermediate frequency (f_(IF)) to obtain an intermediate frequency signal having an in-phase component (I) and a quadrature component (Q). An analog-to-digital converter (206_(I), 206_(Q)) digitizes the in-phase component (I) and the quadrature component (Q). A bandpass filter device (206_(I), 206_(Q)) filters the in-phase component (I) and the quadrature component (Q). Herein, the local oscillator (312) comprises a programmable oscillator frequency (f_(LO)), wherein the oscillator frequency (f_(LO)) is programmed to lie in between the first carrier frequency (f_(L)) and the second carrier frequency (fu) such that the quadrature demodulator (204) downconverts the first subband (U1) and the second subband (U2) into a common intermediate frequency band (f_(BW)) having a bandwidth around the intermediate frequency (f_(IF)). The bandpass filter device (206_(I), 206_(Q)) comprises a passband with a programmable bandwidth, wherein the bandwidth of the passband is programmed according to the bandwidth of the intermediate frequency band (f_(BW)).


Patent
CommScope | Date: 2016-08-23

A multi-band antenna system includes an array of wide-band radiating elements and a multi-band electrical tilt circuit. The multi-band electrical tilt circuit includes a plurality of combiners, a first RE band variable phase shifter and a second RF band variable phase shifter implemented in a common medium. The common medium may comprise a PCB, a stripline circuit, or the like. Each combiner includes a combined port, a first RF band port, and a second RF band port. The combined ports are coupled to the radiating elements. The first RF band phase shifter has a first plurality of variably phase shifted ports connected to the first RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line, and the second RF band phase shifter has a second plurality of variably phase-shifted ports connected to the second RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line. The phase shifters are independently configurable.


Patent
CommScope | Date: 2016-05-25

An electrical connector is provided. The connector includes a housing having a wire end and a mating end. A terminal array extends between the wire end and the mating end of the housing. The terminal array has second terminals and first terminals. Each of the second terminals and the first terminals has a wire contact positioned at the wire end of the housing and a mating contact positioned at the mating end of the housing. The wire contact of each second terminal is positioned closer to the wire end of the housing than the wire contact of each first terminal. The mating contacts of the second terminals are positioned adjacent the mating contacts of the first terminals.


A telecommunications patch panel is provided having a plurality of connector modules rotatably mounted to a frame member. Each connector module has a front face and an opposite facing rear face, and each front face includes a plurality of connector jacks. Each rear face includes a plurality of wire termination blocks. The wire termination blocks are electrically connected to the connector jacks. Each connector module is rotatable about a rotation axis relative to the frame member. A lock selectively locks each connector module to the frame member as desired. The connector jacks and the connector modules are arranged in linear arrays perpendicular to the axis of rotation.


A patch cord including a connector attached to an end of an electrical cable. The connector includes a single-piece attachment member having a management section, a boot, and collar including a retention arrangement. Certain types of retention arrangements include one or more teeth that protrude inwardly from the collar to bite into at least an outer jacket of the electrical cable.


Patent
CommScope | Date: 2016-05-11

A tool for tightening a coupling nut includes: a hollow shaft having a length, an outer diameter, and a thickness, the hollow shaft including a longitudinal gap extending between a first end and a second end of the shaft, the shaft being formed of a resilient material; and a plurality of faces located on an inner diameter of the shaft adjacent one of the ends, the faces arranged to receive a coupling nut. The dimensions and material are selected so that, when the faces of the tool engage a coupling nut and a torque is applied to the shaft below a preselected level, the faces maintain engagement with the coupling nut, thereby rotating the coupling nut, but when a torque exceeding the preselected level is applied to the shaft, the shaft deflects sufficiently that the faces slip relative to the coupling nut, thereby preventing rotation of the coupling nut.

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