Broadband Channel

MaxLinear Launches 32 GBd Linear Coherent TIA

Developed for 100G/200G Long-Haul and Metro Networks

MaxLinear logoMaxLinear released the MxL9105 dual-channel linear coherent transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for 100G/200G dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) coherent systems. The high transimpedance gain is well-suited for metro networks that have greater signal loss, due to the prevalence of older fiber and multiple interconnects. The low input referred noise density and extremely low power consumption make it ideal for the entire range of 32 GBd ICR module designs including type 1, type 2 and the latest micro-ICR.


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Richardson RFPD Introduces Latest Fractus SMT Multiband Antenna for Mobile and Wireless Devices

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for the latest mXTEND™ SMT multiband antenna from Fractus, S.A. The Fractus mXTEND antenna boosters leverage Fractus’ Virtual Antenna™ technology to reduce design cycle times by replacing time-consuming, high-NRE custom antenna solutions with miniature, standard, off-the-shelf components.

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IDT Acquiring GigPeak For ~$250M

Integrated Device Technology will acquire GigPeak for $3.08 per share or approximately $250 million in cash. The purchase price is approximately 22 percent higher than the closing price of GigPeak shares on February 10. The deal is expected to close during the second calendar quarter of 2017.

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