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May 12, 2009

RFMD releases two new modules for broadband transmission product portfolio

The new modules are designed for CATV infrastructure applications

By CBR Staff Writer

RF Micro Devices, or RFMD, a manufacturer of semiconductor components, has released its D10040300GTH hybrid power doubler amplifier module and OS10040320PW optical receiver module. Both are designed for current and next-generation CATV infrastructure applications.

According to the company, the D10040300GTH hybrid power doubler amplifier module is designed for CATV infrastructure applications including line amplification and hybrid fiber coaxial optical nodes. It operates from 40MHz to 1GHz while typically maintaining 30dB or better of gain across the entire frequency range.

RFMD claims that the D10040300GTH helps cable operators to upgrade existing distribution networks to 1GHz and enables bandwidth-intensive services such as high-speed data, voice and HDTV. Operators can also exploit the linearity of the device to reduce the number of amplifiers in the network.

The OS10040320PW is a 1GHz hybrid high dynamic range optical receiver module designed for use in HFC optical nodes and deep fiber network installations. The OS10040320PW contains a single-mode optical input suitable for wavelengths from 1,290nm to 1,600nm, a terminal for monitoring the PIN diode current and an electrical output with an impedance of 75 Ohms, said RFMD.

Alastair Upton, general manager of broadband components business unit at RFMD, said: RFMD is pleased to support multiple system operators (MSOs) and their infrastructure equipment providers with innovative new products such as the D10040300GTH and OS10040320PW. As MSOs continue to upgrade their CATV infrastructure to 1GHz and implement fiber deep programs, these new products help to lower overall upgrade costs and enhance system performance.

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