Class A Amplifiers Drive CATV Systems

Feb. 9, 2011
A line of SOT115J-packaged hybrid cable-television (CATV) amplifiers developed by ANADIGICs is now available from Richardson Electronics. The amplifiers provide high gain from 40 to 870 MHz, with models ACA3742, ACA3747, and ACA3753 providing 21, 25, and ...

A line of SOT115J-packaged hybrid cable-television (CATV) amplifiers developed by ANADIGICs is now available from Richardson Electronics. The amplifiers provide high gain from 40 to 870 MHz, with models ACA3742, ACA3747, and ACA3753 providing 21, 25, and 28 dB gain, respectively. The amplifiers are designed around a balanced Class A GaAs amplifier with low noise figure and low distortion. These amplifiers, previously only available in surface-mount-technology (SMT) packaging, are ideal for use in distribution amplifiers, fiber nodes, and line extenders in CATV infrastructure systems. The gain flatness is as good as 0.2 dB across the full frequency band.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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