M/A-COM Technology Solutions Press Release - July 25, 2011
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Introduces Two New Front End Integrated Circuits
-- Integrated front end ICs for mid-band and high-band MoCA applications, are compatible with Entropic
Lowell, MA, July 25, 2011 – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high
performance analog semiconductors, introduced today two new Front End Integrated Circuits (FEICs). The
XZ1004-QT are fully integrated, monolithic, FEICs for Multi Media over Coax Alliance (MoCA) mid-band and
high-band RF applications. Both devices are fully compatible with Entropic Communications c.Link® MoCA RF
Packaged in an industry-standard 3mm,16 lead QFN package, these integrated circuits operate from a single 3.3 Volt
supply. The ICs include a high linearity transmit amplifier, SPDT switch, power detector, digital attenuators bias
and digital control circuitry. The integrated bias circuit stabilizes transmit amplifier performance over
temperature and process variation with an optional bias adjustment.
Front-End solutions require a 5 Volt amplifier in the transmit path which drives the need for an expensive voltage
XZ1004-QT eliminate the need for a regulator whilst still meeting all MoCA 1.0 & 1.1 specifications.
Key applications for these devices are MoCA enabled customer premises equipment such as Home Gateways, Routers,
Ethernet-to-Coax bridges, Network Attached Storage, and Set-Top-Boxes. These devices are also qualified for MoCA
infrastructure applications, such as drop amplifiers, and Optical Network Terminals.
"M/A-COM Tech’s FEICs
simplify MoCA RF implementation,” said Graham Board, Product Manager. “Integrating key RF functions along with
bias and control logic into a single 3mm QFN, reduces real estate requirements, speeds up development cycles, and
reduces system costs.” Engineering samples and production devices are available today from stock. Final datasheets
and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at
ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC. M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com)
is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF),
microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves
diverse markets including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense,
automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds more than 60 years of experience
designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.
Headquartered in Lowell,
Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental
management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and