RF Amplifier suits FTTH applications.

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Equipped with integrated AGC circuit, Model ACA2604 eliminates need for additional external circuit to implement AGC. Unit features 24 dB gain and operates from 50-870 MHz with 400 W differential input impedance. Housed in 5 x 5 x 1 mm, surface mount package, RoHS-compliant amplifier requires single +5 V supply. Device delivers performance and signal integrity required by GPON residential triple play service.



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ANADIGICS Unveils ACA2604 RF Amplifier for FTTH Applications



New Amplifier Delivers Exceptional Performance and Signal Integrity Required By GPON Residential Triple Play Services

WARREN, N.J., Feb. 26 / -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets, today announced its new ACA2604 RF amplifier for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) applications.

Based on ANADIGICS' popular ACA2601, the new amplifier features improved frequency flatness over temperature as required for domestic U.S. telco Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) deployments. Like the company's ACA2601, the ACA2604 contains an integrated AGC circuit. Competing products require an additional external circuit to implement AGC; hence, using the ACA2604 will lower bill-of-material (BOM) costs by eliminating many discrete components. In addition, the new amplifier features a higher overall gain than the ACA2601, specifically 24 dB vs. 21 dB. This reduces the need for post amplification in the ONT/ONU or similar subscriber end equipment.

"ANADIGICS' specifically designed the ACA2604 amplifier to meet the ITU's stringent requirements for the higher electrical signaling demands of the emerging GPON market," said Ron Michels, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Business. "The amplifier's exceptional linearity and output power ensure optimal video performance for next generation digital TV content delivery systems. Many of our customers are already specifying the exact capabilities of the ACA2604 in their reference designs for optical assemblies."

In addition to the 24 dB gain, other key features of the ACA2604 amplifier include:
-- 50 - 870 MHz operating frequency
-- High linearity: 65 dBc CTB/CSO (79 channels)
-- Low equivalent input noise: 4.5 pA/rtHz
-- 400 ohm differential input impedance (No transformer required for photodiode interface)
-- Single +5V supply
-- 5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm RoHS compliant surface mount package
-- Pin-compatible with the ACA2601 RF amplifier
-- Integrated AGC circuit with 22 dB gain adjust.

General availability of the ACA2604 amplifier is scheduled for first quarter 2008.

For detailed product information, view the ACA2604 Data Sheet at anadigics.com/products/cable_broadcast/ftth_fttp_rf_amplifiers.

For additional information, pricing or samples, contact your local ANADIGICS sales representative or distributor. Visit anadigics.com/worldwide_sales or contact ANADIGICS at +1.908.668.5000 (phone) or +1.908.668.5132 (FAX).

About ANADIGICS
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD) is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. The Company's products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers, and other components, which can be sold individually or packaged as integrated radio frequency and front end modules.

CONTACT: Corporate, Jennifer Palella, +1-908-668-5000, jpalella@anadigics.com

Web site: http://www.anadigics.com/

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