RFHIC Expands Its Market Position with E-pHEMT GaAs MMIC
RFHIC has secured design wins across leading CATV line extenders and optical network system manufacturers.
28 April 2010-04-28 -- RFHIC, a RF/MW component company with a heavy focus on GaN and GaAs technology, today
announced RFHIC secured multiple significant design wins across the industry’s tier one CATV line extenders,
optical network system manufacturers and TV tuner makers in USA and Japan with the ePHEMT MMIC product line,
RFHIC’s second generation MMIC.
This MMIC line that comes with AE- prefix part number shows optimized performance for 75ohm communication system
delivering surprisingly low distortion, high efficiency and low noise. Variety of RFHIC amplifiers in this product
line are available to support various different types of market demands. For optical network systems, it supports
48-1000MHz, 50-2200MHz and 70-2600MHz. For TV antenna and tuner applications, amplifiers with excellent linearity
and distortion are available. The electrical parameters can be modified to meet any specific requirement since the
amplifiers accommodate supply voltage from 3.3V to 12V. Besides, the built-in protector diode makes the MMIC
robust against environmental damages.
“We are not targeting only CATV line extenders” said B.G. Han,
Director of RFHIC’s component design division. He added “We are rather focused on supporting needs of
manufacturers of TV tuners, Set top boxes and optical network systems like RfoG where RF paths are involved.”
Although this product line was just recently released, this new MMIC, with better performance, already
successfully succeeds RFHIC’s first generation MMIC, GaAs HBT and MESFET which proved to be very competitive with
its sales volume in the wired communication applications for the last several years.