Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has further expanded its CATV portfolio with five new products designed to improve upstream/downstream capabilities in customer premises equipment (CPE) for consumer broadband. The firm now offers more than 65 DOCSIS 3.1-ready components (claimed to be the most of any supplier in the industry).
CableLabs reports that the most common data-intensive application across the globe is video streaming, which requires the most bandwidth of any type of broadband use.1 As operators deploy DOCSIS 3.1, they will be able to expand broadband network performance such as throughput and latency to meet consumer demand.
The new solutions leverage Qorvo’s gallium arsenide (GaAs) and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies to deliver good linearity, output power and reliability in wired broadband applications. These features enable multiple system operators (MSOs) to boost signal performance within a structure without added distortion and noise.
“We continue to invest in cable products that enable operators to provide the best possible broadband experience to their customers,” says Gorden Cook, general manager of Qorvo’s transport business.
The launch includes four DOCSIS 3.1 upstream amplifiers that offer high gain and what is claimed to be best-in-class linearity and support up to 16-port residential amplifiers, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and multimedia over coax alliance (MoCA) applications. It also includes a new broadband digital step attenuator that supports fast (<500ns) glitch-free switching for dramatically improved video quality. Each of the new products is designed to support the ever-increasing consumption of higher-speed home data.
The high-performance amplifiers (QPB2318, 2328, 3311, 2231) and the QPC3614 attenuator are available for sampling now.
Qorvo’s broadband cable solutions are being showcased in booth 7/E/B3 at the ANGACOM 2017 Exhibition & Congress for Broadband, Cable and Satellite in Cologne, Germany (30 May – 1 June).