March 23, 2011 09:00 ET

ANADIGICS Enables Shanghai Qianjin Electronics' CATV Infrastructure Products

ANADIGICS' Hybrid Line Amplifiers Provide Exceptional Performance and Reliability for Shanghai Qianjin Electronics' Optical Receivers

WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its CATV hybrid line amplifiers to Shanghai Qianjin Electronics. These industry-leading amplifiers are used in Shanghai Qianjin Electronics' NOR860T-2 two-way and NOR860T-4 four-way optical receivers, which are optimized for delivering analog and digital video, as well as high-speed data services, over advanced hybrid fiber / coax (HFC) networks.

"Working closely with ANADIGICS, we have developed our optical receiver products for both established and emerging CATV markets," said Wang Guang Hai, President at Shanghai Qianjin Electronics. "We made the decision to select ANADIGICS as a key supplier for our optical node products due to its hybrid line amplifier performance and reliability advantages, as well as exceptional customer support." 

"We are extremely pleased that Shanghai Qianjin Electronics has selected ANADIGICS' hybrid line amplifiers for its optical receiver product line," said Michael Canonico, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at ANADIGICS. "Our hybrid line amplifiers lead the industry in ruggedness and reliability, helping service providers to minimize costly field repairs. We look forward to working closely with Shanghai Qianjin Electronics on the design of future CATV infrastructure products." 

A report published by Strategy Analytics, in November 2010, forecasts that hybrid amplifier blocks will show steady growth through 2014. The report details that the fastest growing CATV infrastructure segment will be amplifiers for high-definition capable networks, with a forecasted compounded average annual growth rate (CAAGR) of nearly 43% from 2009 to 2014.

"With high-definition television, video on demand, and high data rate internet, CATV systems are increasingly operating in a fully-loaded spectrum," said Joseph Cozzarelli, Senior Director of Broadband RF Products at ANADIGICS. "ANADIGICS' hybrid line amplifiers offer industry-leading linearity and exceptionally low noise figures to provide minimum signal degradation. This level of performance coupled with the extreme ruggedness of our hybrid line amplifiers, ensures the highest quality video delivery while minimizing costly downtime and service calls from cable plant equipment failures." 

ANADIGICS Hybrid Line Amplifier Key Facts and Highlights:

  • Industry-Leading Performance
    • Low composite triple beat (CTB), composite second order (CSO), cross modulation, and noise figure distortion characteristics for optimal performance in a fully-loaded spectrum
    • Positive slope cable equivalent
    • Controlled gain limits that minimize lot-to-lot variation and ensure uniformity
  • World-Class Ruggedness and Reliability
    • High tolerance to electro static discharge (ESD) and line voltage surge for enhanced ruggedness in outdoor applications
    • Proven ANADIGICS GaAs MESFET process for a high mean-time-to-failure (MTTF)
  • Complete Line of Products
    • 870 MHz and 1 GHz, 24 V power doublers offered at multiple gain levels
    • Industry standard SOT115J package

ANADIGICS Hybrid Line Amplifier Key Specifications:

Part Number   Frequency Band   Gain   Noise Figure
ACA2782   40 MHz to 1 GHz   21 dB   3.5 dB
ACA2786   40 MHz to 1 GHz   25 dB   4.0 dB
ACA2788   40 MHz to 1 GHz   28 dB   3.5 dB
ACA3742   40 MHz to 870 MHz   21 dB   3.5 dB
ACA3747   40 MHz to 870 MHz   25 dB   5.0 dB
ACA3753   40 MHz to 870 MHz   28 dB   3.5 dB

Samples of ANADIGICS' hybrid line amplifiers are available now.

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About Shanghai Qianjin Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd
Shanghai Qianjin Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd is a pioneer in CATV infrastructure solutions. The Company specializes in the development and manufacturing of a wide range of high performance CATV network RF/optical network system devices, including digital and analog finished products, modules and components. Shanghai Qianjin Electronics continues to expand its global customer base with distribution to more than 18 countries. For more information, visit

ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) delivers integrated radio frequency (RF) solutions that OEMs and ODMs demand to optimize the performance of wireless, broadband and cable applications across all major networks and standards. ANADIGICS features a diverse portfolio of highly linear, highly efficient RFICs. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers and other components that can be purchased individually or packaged as integrated RF and front-end modules. For more information, visit

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