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ANADIGICS Launches New GaN Line Amplifiers With Industry's Highest Output Power Levels

WARREN, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today introduced two new high-power GaN line amplifiers for CATV systems. The ACA2455 and ACA2456 line amplifiers support full DOCSIS 3.1 bandwidth, operating up to 1.2 GHz, while supporting legacy bands down to 50 MHz. With world-class output power, these line amplifiers enable Node+0 system architectures without active components downstream of the fiber node.

"Innovation that enables reliably superior product performance has always been part of ANADIGICS' DNA," said Tim Laverick, senior vice president of Infrastructure Products at ANADIGICS. "Our new line amplifiers exemplify this fundamental drive by combining ANADIGICS' field-proven, highly linear GaAs technology with a high-power GaN output stage, delivering the industry's highest output power over the full DOCSIS 3.1 frequency band. Manufacturers are able to leverage these performance and reliability advantages to develop new solutions that enable MSOs to quickly deploy next-generation fiber-to-the-node networks."

With Node+0 configurations, fiber is run deeper into the network, eliminating the need for downstream RF amplifiers. Node+0 is the natural evolution of node splitting and the shift to "fiber deep" architectures as MSOs continue to seek out new ways to increase system bandwidth by shrinking service groups to reduce the number of homes served by each node. This architecture also significantly simplifies network design, reduces maintenance costs, and decreases deployment time for new build outs. As demand for faster data speeds accelerates, the total number of deployed nodes is expected to increase by up to 1000% according to some MSO estimates, thereby increasing the total number of available sockets for these unique high-power line amplifiers.

ANADIGICS' ACA2455 and ACA2456 line amplifiers combine the Company's MESFET technology with a GaN output stage in a proven 16-lead surface mount package to deliver exceptional performance and reliability in CATV infrastructure applications. The ACA2455 line amplifier provides 28 dB gain with +73 dBmV composite output power, while the ACA2456 solutions offers 18 dB gain with +76 dBmV composite output power. The Company's GaN surface mount line amplifiers offer exceptional composite triple beat (CTB), composite second order (CSO), cross modulation, carrier-to-intermodulation noise (CIN), and modulation-error and bit-error ratio (MER and BER) characteristics for optimal performance in a fully-loaded spectrum.

ANADIGICS High-Power Line Amplifier Family Key Facts and Highlights:

  • Record breaking output power to support both analog/digital and completely digital CATV systems
  • Industry's highest performance to enable Node+0 system architectures without active components downstream of the fiber node
  • GaN output stage increases output power, ruggedness and efficiency
  • GaAs driver stage provides exceptional linearity and reliability
  • Proven, reliable thermally enhanced 16-lead SOIC surface mount package

ANADIGICS High-Power Line Amplifier Family:

Product Gain Total Composite Power Current Consumption
ACA2455 28 dB 73 dBmV 625 mA
ACA2456 18 dB 76 dBmV 900 mA

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About ANADIGICS, Inc.

ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) (the "Company") designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency solutions for the growing CATV infrastructure, small-cell, WiFi, and cellular markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, ANADIGICS offers RF products with exceptional reliability, performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive advantage to OEMs and ODMs for infrastructure 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

CONTACT: Media Relations Brian Ribeiro mspire group Tel: +1 908 369 9300 Email: bribeiro@mspiregroup.com Investor Relations Kristina Panek ANADIGICS, Inc. Tel: +1 908 668 5000 ext. 5330 E-mail: kpanek@anadigics.com

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