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TriQuint Enables Efficient Broadband Connectivity with New Cable, Radio and Optical Network Products

September 24, 2009
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TriQuint Semiconductor, a leading RF products manufacturer and foundry services provider, is enabling network operators to more efficiently and economically meet the growing demand for broadband services with new solutions for cable systems, microwave radio and optical networks. TriQuint will display these products at Europe’s largest microwave conference and exhibition, European Microwave Week.

“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 cost-effective 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 GaAs-based products are inherently more efficient and offer high linearity for those applications that require it. This places TriQuint in good position to take advantage of a projected 10% CAGR for point-to-point radio products and a cable infrastructure CAGR of 14 percent 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 percent CAGR through 2013,” he added.

TriQuint devices enable smaller, more efficient amplifiers, radios and other key network infrastructure that help operators lower overall system costs. TriQuint also helps operators and manufacturers through an ever-expanding product portfolio of high frequency and broadband devices. TriQuint recently acquired cable TV and fiber-to-the-home (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 specifically meet the requirements of DOCSIS® 3.0 based cable TV systems. These ‘greener’ products can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent and can cut overall PC board areas up to 30 percent. The TAT7464, TAT7466, TAT7467 and TAT7472 provide a complete set of options for power-efficient designs.

TriQuint’s new TGA2807-SM is another DOCSIS 3.0 cable TV amplifier that can replace two conventional solutions. The TGA2807-SM can operate at significantly reduced power while meeting DOCSIS requirements, enabling video-on-demand, two-way data traffic and other emerging services through cable networks.

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 to 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.

The lower-frequency needs of microwave radio designers are being met with TriQuint’s new TGA2706-SM. A surface-mount device, the highly linear TGA2706-SM, offers easy assembly while supporting the complex modulation schemes typical of 3G/4G networks.

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 percent the power of other solutions—just 2.1 W.

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. See these new devices at EuMW.

Meet with TriQuint’s network infrastructure experts at EuMW. If you want to fabricate a custom circuit, TriQuint’s commercial foundry experts can discuss its industry-leading GaAs and GaN processes. Get the latest technical information on a wide variety of products and markets through the TriQuint Technical Connection—your link to RF design resources and useful technical information.

Visit www.triquint.com/eumwfor details on TriQuint products, to arrange for a meeting with TriQuint experts at the show, or sign-up for TriQuint’s next GaAs class, a program designed around the needs of engineers who want to explore circuit fabrication and how TriQuint makes this easier.

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