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MACOM Announces Seven Amplifiers for CATV

Four single-ended, three differential designs for DOCSIS 3.1

April 26, 2017

At the EDI CON 2017 conference in Shanghai, MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. announced seven CATV amplifiers designed for DOCSIS 3.1 distributed and legacy hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networks. The four single-ended and three differential amplifiers cover both the 5 to 300 MHz upstream and 45 to 1218 MHz downstream bands. The amplifiers are packaged in an SOT-89 (single ended models) and SOIC-8EP (differential models), and each family’s layout is compatible to allow flexibility on the same system board. All seven amplifiers cover 5 to 1218 MHz and are biased with +5 V.

The typical performance of each product is summarized in the following tables:

Single-Ended Designs

Part Number

Gain
(dB)

Noise Figure
(dB)

In/Out RL
(dB)

OIP2
(dBm)

OIP3
(dBm)

P1dB
(dBm)

Current
(mA)

MAAL-011139

21.5

1.2

23/23

42

34

19

85

MAAM-011162

18

2.0

20/20

48

36

19

110

MAAM-011251

15

2.3

18/20

48

37

18

100

MAAM-011258

12

2.5

18/20

48

37

18

100

Differential Designs

Part Number

Gain
(dB)

Noise Figure
(dB)

In/Out RL
(dB)

OIP2
(dBm)

OIP3
(dBm)

P1dB
(dBm)

Current
(mA)

MAAM-011163

19

2.4

20/20

62

42

25

290

MAAM-011240

17

2.6

20/20

63

44

25

290

MAAM-011250

15

2.8

20/20

63

44

25

290

Graham Board, senior director responsible for multi-market products at MACOM, said, “MACOM's latest wired broadband single-ended and differential amplifier families offer optimal balance between linearity, noise figure and power efficiency, which are required in today's infrastructure networks.”