RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a high efficiency power doubler designed to support DOCSIS 3.1 CATV hybrid fiber coax (HFC) requirements. The Skyworks ACA2429 offers 26.3 dB typical gain with 1dB tilt over the bandwidth of 50 to 1218 MHz. Ideal for HFC distribution systems and headend equipment, the ACA2429 operates from 24 V using 430 mA.
Two parallel amplifiers are optimized for exceptionally low distortion, high output power, and high crash point in a thermally enhanced surface mount package. CTB is measured at 78 dB while Xmod is -65 dB and CSO is -66 dB. A GaN output stage is incorporated to minimize the operating (bias) current, thus making this an excellent choice for environmentally friendly “green” initiatives.