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ANADIGICS WiFi Infrastructure Solution Enables Ubiquiti Networks' Link Distance Milestone

Landmark Event Leverages ANADIGICS WiFi Power Amplifier and Ubiquiti Networks airFiber® 5X Point-
to-Point Radio to Establish High-Speed Wireless Connectivity Between Two States

WARREN, N.J., Aug. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) ("ANADIGICS" or the "Company"), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its AWL5910 power amplifier to Ubiquiti Networks in support of its airFiber® 5X Carrier Backhaul Radio. These point-to-point devices leveraged ANADIGICS' power amplifiers to set a wireless connectivity milestone by linking Los Angeles and Las Vegas, a distance of 140 miles. The real-world applications of this radio address the challenges of wirelessly networking two geographically separated facilities.

"We are excited to collaborate closely with Ubiquiti Networks and to be a part of this landmark connectivity event," said Alex Miller, product marketing manager for WiFi Products at ANADIGICS. "Wireless performance and reliability are advancing at a tremendous pace to sustain the explosive growth in global data demand. ANADIGICS' WiFi infrastructure power amplifiers support this trend by delivering an industry-leading combination of linearity, efficiency, gain and thermal characteristics."

ANADIGICS' 802.11ac WiFi power amplifiers for infrastructure applications leverage the Company's patented InGaP-Plus™ technology and unique design architectures to offer world-class performance and integration. The AWL5910 power amplifier provides 31 dB of linear power gain and 2.0% EVM at 22 dBm output power to ensure stable, reliable high-throughput WiFi connectivity in the toughest modulation formats. The Company's 802.11ac WiFi power amplifiers integrate a digital PA enable interface that eliminates the need for costly external circuitry. The AWL5910 power amplifiers also feature an integrated detector that facilitates accurate power control over varying load conditions. These performance and integration advantages, coupled with industry-leading efficiency and thermal characteristics, enable multiple input multiple output (MIMO) designs that consume less power and are more thermally efficient. With lower current consumption, ANADIGICS' WiFi infrastructure power amplifiers also support the stringent power limitations of Power over Ethernet (PoE) equipment.

ANADIGICS 802.11ac WiFi Infrastructure Power Amplifier Family Key Facts and Highlights:

  • High gain and output power levels to ensure optimal performance in infrastructure and multimedia applications
  • Ultra-low EVM in the toughest 802.11ac modulation formats, enabling extremely high transmission data rates
  • High-precision, integrated power detector to ensure accurate power control over varying load conditions and to extend dynamic range
  • Best-in-class power efficiency for improved thermal characteristics to support MIMO applications
  • CMOS-compatible control interface to improve ease of use
  • Compact 4 mm x 4 mm x 0.8 mm QFN package with RF ports internally matched to 50 Ohms and DC blocked to reduce PCB space requirements

ANADIGICS 802.11ac 5 GHz WiFi Power Amplifier Family:
Product Frequency Band Output Power EVM Gain
AWL5905 4900 to 5900 MHz +19.5 dBm 2.0% 30 dB
AWL5910 4900 to 5900 MHz +22 dBm 2.0% 31 dB
AWL5911 4900 to 5900 MHz +22 dBm 1.8% 33 dB

About ANADIGICS, Inc.

ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) ("ANADIGICS" or the "Company") designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions for the growing CATV infrastructure, small-cell, WiFi, and cellular markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the Company 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. ANADIGICS also offers custom foundry and testing services for the production of high-volume VCSELs. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com

Ubiquiti Networks and airFiber are registered trademarks of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.

CONTACT: Media Relations Contact: mspire group Brian Ribeiro, 908-369-9300 bribeiro@mspiregroup.com Investor Relations Contacts: Powell Corporate Communications Group Scott Powell, 908-668-5000, Ext. 5300 ir@anadigics.com ANADIGICS, CFO Terry Gallagher, 908-668-5000, Ext. 6472 tgallagher@anadigics.com

Source:ANADIGICS, Inc.