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Broadcasting improvements

TriQuint Semiconductor is enabling network operators to efficiently and economically meet the demand for broadband services with new solutions for cable systems, microwave radio and optical networks.

“Network operators are seeing substantial increases in radio, optical and cable network traffic because of the growing popularity of home and mobile data applications. Operators are looking for costeffective ways to expand capacity while lowering operational expenses. Greener, more efficient systems that use less energy for amplification and cooling are especially appealing,” observed Asif Anwar, Director, GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service, Strategy Analytics.


“TriQuint is in a good position to take advantage of a projected 10% CAGR for point-to-point radio products and a cable infrastructure CAGR of 14% through 2013. The fiber optic IC market CAGR should more than double during this period while the emerging 40Gb/s segment will lead growth with a projected 78% CAGR through 2013,” he added.

TriQuint recently acquired cable TV and fiber-to-thehome (FTTH) RFIC expert TriAccess Technologies. TriAccess offers a ‘triple-play’ line-up of highly linear amplifiers with low power consumption for internet-video-voice services. Demand for TriAccess products has doubled as cable and telecom companies race to enhance networks for high-speed multimedia content delivery.

New TriQuint RFIC products developed by TriAccess Technologies meet the DOCSIS 3.0 based cable TV systems needs. These ‘greener’ products can reduce power consumption up to 50% and can cut overall PC board areas up to 30%. TriQuint’s new TGA2807-SM is another DOCSIS 3.0 cable TV amplifier that can replace two conventional solutions.

TriQuint is advancing 3G/4G wireless network infrastructure with microwave radio backhaul amplifiers including its TGA4531. The new amplifier does the work of two narrowband devices, covering the critical 17-24 GHz frequency range with a single device. Highly linear, the TGA4531 enables manufacturers to meet complex modulation requirements while reducing their overall bill of materials.

TriQuint enables high-speed optical networks with products like its TGA4943- SL—the market’s first surface mount amplifier for 40Gb/s (gigabit per second) systems. In addition to offering surface mount convenience for easier assembly, the TGA4943-SL uses only about 50% the power of other solutions – just 2.1 Watts.

TriQuint was recently chosen by Huawei Technologies as a strategic partner for new optical network system development based on the strength of its technology and TriQuint’s portfolio of green products that significantly reduce power usage.

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