WARREN, N.J., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) (the "Company"), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its ACA2429 gallium nitride (GaN) power doubler surface mount IC in support of new DOCSIS 3.1 CATV infrastructure equipment. Using the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, MSOs can increase network capacity and offer faster speeds with higher quality of service to their customers.
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"CATV service providers worldwide are sharply focused on expanding their customer base in the face of alternative broadband technologies," said Tim Laverick, vice president of Infrastructure Products at ANADIGICS. "To help them succeed, network equipment manufacturers are leveraging our world-class DOCSIS 3.1 infrastructure solutions. The ACA2429 power doubler, now shipping in production volume to a leading European manufacturer, provides reliable, linear power amplification over an expanded frequency range to help CATV service providers offer higher data rates and take full advantage of all that DOCSIS 3.1 has to offer."
ANADIGICS' ACA2429 line amplifier leverages the Company's MESFET technology and a GaN output stage to deliver exceptional performance in CATV infrastructure applications. This power doubler provides 25 dB gain with +60 dBmV output power and 1.2 GHz bandwidth, with only 10 Watts of power consumption. The ACA2429 GaN line amplifier offers exceptional composite triple beat (CTB), composite second order (CSO), cross modulation, and carrier-to-intermodulation noise (CIN) characteristics for optimal performance in a fully-loaded spectrum. With a world-class combination of high gain, output power and linearity coupled with low current consumption and bit error rate (BER), ANADIGICS' ACA2429 line amplifier enables higher data speeds as well as distortion-free video and audio. Offered in a 16-lead SOIC surface mount package, the ACA2429 line amplifier delivers proven reliability, enhanced manufacturability and exceptional value as a compelling alternative to hybrid line amplifier module designs.
ANADIGICS GaN Line Amplifiers Key Facts and Highlights:
- Enables 1.2 GHz system operation
- High gain, output power and isolation
- 24 V operation, 420 mA current consumption
- Outstanding CSO, CTB, CIN, cross modulation performance
- Positive slope cable equivalent
- Very low bit error rate (BER)
- GaN output stage increases power efficiency and minimizes the operating (bias) current
- Proven, reliable 16-lead SOIC surface mount package
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About ANADIGICS, Inc.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) (the "Company") designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency solutions for the growing infrastructure and mobile markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, ANADIGICS offers RF products with exceptional performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive advantage to OEMs and ODMs for CATV infrastructure, CATV subscriber, small-cell, WiFi infrastructure, industrial, and mobile applications. The Company's award-winning solutions include line amplifiers, upstream amplifiers, power amplifiers, front-end ICs, front-end modules, and other RF components. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com.
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