RFMD Unveils 1.2 GHz Power Doubler Amplifier Supporting Docsis 3.1
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, today unveiled its first power doubler amplifier in a multi-chip module to support the requirements of the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1.
RFMD's new Gallium Nitride- (GaN-) based RFCM3316 allows cable operators and MSOs to easily upgrade existing CATV infrastructure to meet the power amplifier requirements of the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, increasing effective downstream data rates from 160 Megabits per second (Mb/s) to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s), and upstream data rates from 120 Mb/s to 1 Gbit/s when compared to DOCSIS 3.0. Due to the high output and gain benefits derived from RFMD's GaN-based RFCM3316, cable operators can upgrade their existing equipment within current locations, saving on both installation time and cost.
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