News | April 30, 2010

RFHIC Expands Its Market Position With EpHEMT GaAs MMIC

RFHIC has secured design wins across leading CATV line extenders and optical network system manufacturers.

RFHIC, a RF/MW component company with a heavy focus on GaN and GaAs technology, announced that it has 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 E-pHEMT MMIC product line, RFHIC's second generation MMIC.

This MMIC line that comes with AE- prefix part number shows optimized performance for 75 ohm communication systems delivering surprisingly low distortion, high efficiency and low noise. The varieties 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.