TriQuint Introduces New GaN MMIC Power Doublers for High Output CATV Infrastructure

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon USA, released its new
gallium nitride (GaN) integrated power doubler for the CATV infrastructure.
TriQuint’s new GaN MMIC amplifier offers high gain (24dB), and the company says
it has excellent composite distortion performance (CTB/CSO), which is a
critical characteristic in multi-carrier CATV environments. TriQuint solutions
for cable TV infrastructure and fiber to the premises (FTTP) systems will be
displayed at ANGA COM, a broadband trade fair in Cologne, Germany (June

TriQuint has also released its new gallium arsenide (GaAs) power doubler
that. The new amplifier offers RF output of +58dBmV/ch while consuming less
than 8W. TriQuint claims that this makes it the highest output 12V GaAs
solution in the CATV industry. According to TriQuint, its low power consumption
and gain, enables it to replace the equivalent of two legacy devices.

TriQuint’s CATV / FTTH power doublers are offered as surface-mount, 40-pin
5x7mm QFN packages for direct-to-board assembly. Samples and evaluation boards
are now available; both devices are production-ready.

“Today’s homes, schools and businesses are looking to cable and fiber
operators to provide high speed uninterrupted connectivity to ensure access for
digital education and entertainment. TriQuint