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TriQuint's New Power Doublers Offer High Output CATV Infrastructure Performance

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>See Production-Released Solutions at ANGA-COM, Cologne, Germany, June 4-6</i> </p>

Thursday, May 30, 2013

TriQuint's New Power Doublers Offer High Output CATV Infrastructure Performance

08:05 EDT Thursday, May 30, 2013

COLOGNE, Germany & HILLSBORO, Ore. (Business Wire) -- TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today released its new gallium nitride (GaN) integrated power doubler with superior performance for fast-growing CATV infrastructure.

TriQuint's new GaN MMIC amplifier offers high gain (24dB) and excellent composite distortion performance (CTB/CSO), which is a critical characteristic in multi-carrier CATV environments. TriQuint solutions for cable TV infrastructure and fiber to the premises (FTTP) systems will be displayed at ANGA COM, Europe's premiere broadband trade fair in Cologne, Germany (June 4-6).

TriQuint has also released its new gallium arsenide (GaAs) power doubler that delivers the highest gain and output power among ‘green' 12 Volt CATV amplifiers. The new amplifier provides RF output of +58dBmV/ch while consuming less than 8W, making it the highest output 12V GaAs solution in the CATV industry. Thanks to its low power consumption and gain, it can replace the equivalent of two legacy devices.

“TriQuint continues to expand solutions for cable TV infrastructure. Early customer feedback has been very positive on high output amplifier products,” said James L. Klein, Vice President and General Manager for TriQuint's Infrastructure and Defense Products. “Today's homes, schools and businesses are looking to cable and fiber operators to provide high speed uninterrupted connectivity to ensure access for digital education and entertainment. TriQuint's GaN and GaAs product innovations are key enablers for the systems.”

The growth of CATV technologies is important to delivering sought-after content, said Directing Analyst for Broadband Access and Video, Jeff Heynen, of Infonetics Research*. “Cable operators are gaining significant traction with DOCSIS 3.0 in North America, Europe, Korea and Japan; they're in the early stages of rolling out video gateways that combine DOCSIS CPE with video transcoding capabilities to deliver whole-home, multi-screen service; we anticipate hearty growth for the devices over the next few years.”

TriQuint's innovative CATV / FTTH products deliver improved system-level performance and are offered as surface-mount, 40-pin 5x7mm QFN packages which drive cost-effective direct-to-board assembly. Samples and evaluation boards are now available; both devices are production-ready.

Technical Details:

Description  

Frequency
Range
(MHz)

 

Gain
(dB)

 

Gain
Tilt
(dB)

 

EQ Output @
1 GHz
dBmV/ch

 

Tilt
(dB)

 

CTB
(dBc)

 

CSO
(dBc)

 

CCN
(dB)

 

Voltage /
Current
(V / mA)

 

Package
Style

 

Part
Number

GaN High-Output Power Doubler MMIC   50 - 1000   24   +1   +60   18   -69   -75   59   24 / 445   5x7mm QFN  

TAT9988

GaAs 'Ultra-Green' Power Doubler MMIC   50 - 1000   21   +0.6   +58   15.6   -79   -73   64   12 / 650   5x7mm QFN  

TAT8804

                     

Visit TriQuint in Stand 10.1 / Q35 at ANGA COM. Contact TriQuint to arrange a meeting, or visit our Sales webpage for assistance; register to receive product updates through TriQuint's newsletter.

*March 2013 report

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as ‘leading', ‘exceptional', ‘high efficiency', ‘key role', ‘leading supplier', or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint's operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other “Risk Factors” set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.

FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT

Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.

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TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Media Contact:
Mark W. Andrews
Strategic Marketing Comm. Mgr.
+1-407-884-3404
Mark.Andrews@triquint.com
or
Infrastructure & Defense Products:
Brian Bauer
CATV / FTTH Product Manager
+1-707-529-8143
Brian.Bauer@triquint.com

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