ANADIGICS Launches DOCSIS 3.1 CATV Infrastructure Product Family

  • ANADIGICS
WARREN, NJ – ANADIGICS, Inc., a provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions, introduced a new family of CATV infrastructure products that is optimized for the proposed data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) system standard version 3.1. These solutions are optimized to help CATV service providers increase their system bandwidth, allowing them to offer additional digital services, including high-definition television (HDTV) and video on demand (VOD), and enable higher speed data services. The first product in this family is the ACA2429 GaN power doubler, a 1.2 GHz surface mount line amplifier.

“ANADIGICS’ DOCSIS 3.1 amplifiers demonstrate our commitment to innovation and product excellence, which are key drivers behind our infrastructure growth strategy,” said Tim Laverick, vice president of Infrastructure Products at ANADIGICS. “By helping manufacturers achieve industry-leading performance and reliability in new 1.2 GHz downstream equipment, we are enabling MSOs to take advantage of this upcoming standard and offer a wider array of exciting services.”

New Solutions Support Higher Data Rates
ANADIGICS’ newest generation of infrastructure solutions will include power doubler and push-pull line amplifiers, Edge QAM amplifiers, reverse path amplifiers, and optical receivers. These products are designed to support outstanding picture quality and higher data rates by offering exceptional linearity and noise figure. This level of performance ensures high signal fidelity over extended frequencies up to 1.2 GHz with a “high-split” return path. The company’s DOCSIS 3.1 solutions will also deliver higher output power levels to achieve drop-in upgrades to existing hybrid fiber coax (HFC) infrastructure systems. The new family of products will leverage ANADIGICS’ high linearity GaAs process with exceptional reliability and mean-time-to-failure along with GaN HEMT technology for high output power and optimum power efficiency.

The company’s ACA2429 1.2 GHz GaN power doubler combines ANADIGICS’ MESFET technology with a GaN HEMT output stage. This solution delivers 25 dB gain with +60 dBmV output power and only 10 W of power consumption in a proven surface mount package. The ACA2429 line amplifier offers exceptional bit error rate (BER), 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.

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