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New CATV Control Components Launched by RFMD

October 22, 2012

New CATV Control Components Launched by RFMD

By Shankar Pandiath
TMCnet Contributor

Two new CATV control components were recently launched by F Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD (News - Alert)), in conjunction with SCTE Cable – TEC Expo, in Orlando, FL.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. is a global leader in the manufacturing and design of compound semiconductor technologies and high-performance radio frequency components.

RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, support advanced functionality and provide enhanced connectivity in the cable television (CATV)/broadband, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or Wi-Fi), mobile device, smart energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and defense/aerospace markets.

Newly launched components include the RFASA2654, a broadband digital step attenuator of 75-ohm, and the RFSW1012, a high-power double-throw switch (SPDT) handles single-pole. These state-of-the-art new devices are best for CATV infrastructure, cable modems and other data network equipment.

RFMD’s RFSA2654 has a high linearity, operating over the frequency range of a 5MHz to 2000 MHz. It is a serial-controlled 6-bit digital step attenuator, and delivers ultra-fast switching speeds.

In many CATV applications, slow switching speed is a major problem.

The RFSW1012 combines high isolation, low insertion loss and high linearity. It is a 3-volt SOI, silicon on insulator switch that operates over a 5MHz to 6000MHz range. RFSW1012 delivers CTB/CSO > 100 dBc measured at +41 dBmV/channel for 137 channels, 0.3 0.3 dB insertion loss and 48 dB isolation.

RFMD’s new SPDT is housed in a small 2mm x 2mm 12-pin QFN package. It also features a robust 2kV human body model with (class 2) ESD rating on all ports.

The gain of high-linearity amplifier lineups with 0.5dB step resolution over a 31.5dB range can be adjusted by cable industry designers using RFMD’s new digital attenuator.

RF Micro Devices (News - Alert), Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, New York City and is an ISO 9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer. They showcased these new control components at the recently concluded SCTE Cable-TEC Expo in Orlando.

Edited by Braden Becker
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