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MACOM Unveils New Portfolio of Upstream and Downstream DOCSIS 3.1 Compliant CATV Amplifiers

March 10, 2015
By Business Wire News


M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced a new portfolio of high-performance cable TV (CATV) amplifiers designed for compliance with the DOCSIS 3.1 standard for high-bandwidth data transfer over existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure.

MACOM's new DOCSIS 3.1 compliant CATV amplifiers span a range of compact, industry-standard packagin ...

MACOM’s new DOCSIS 3.1 compliant CATV amplifiers span a range of compact, industry-standard packaging options (Photo: Business Wire)

Covering both upstream and downstream bands and complementing MACOM’s recently introduced portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 compliant passives, these new amplifiers are ideally suited for head-end, node, system, and line access equipment requiring broader bandwidth, high output power and low distortion. These new active components are available in integrated multi-stage and single-stage configurations, allowing system designers the flexibility to achieve desired performance. MACOM’s offerings span a range of compact, industry-standard packaging options supporting thermal management attributes that ensure high reliability.

MACOM’s new upstream single-ended, push-pull and variable gain amplifiers support frequency splits up to 300 MHz, offering excellent linearity, modulation error ratio (MER), low noise figure and high gain. The new downstream, single-ended, push-pull and variable gain amplifiers, cover the extended 45 to 1225 MHz with a range of gain and output power levels while delivering high linearity, output power and small signal performance.

“With this new portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 compliant amplifiers, MACOM is enabling network equipment designers to meet DOCSIS 3.1 specifications in both the up and downstream bands,” said Graham Board, Director Carrier Networks, MACOM. “MACOM’s comprehensive offering of single-ended and push-pull upstream and downstream amplifiers coupled with our extensive portfolio of passives and filters help to deliver superior end-to-end RF amplifier performance in HFC access amplifiers.”

MACOM’s new DOCSIS 3.1 compliant amplifiers are available to customers today. Click here for datasheets and additional product information.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ( is a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products that enable next-generation internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers’ most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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