RFMD(R) Unveils First 1.2 GHz Power Doubler Amplifier Supporting New DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Specification

RFMD(R) Unveils First 1.2 GHz Power Doubler Amplifier Supporting New DOCSIS
3.1 Cable Specification

RFCM3316 Combines Compact Size With Decreased Current Consumption, Allowing
CATV Operators and MSOs an Easy Upgrade Path to Meet New DOCSIS 3.1

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD), a
global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio
frequency solutions, today unveiled its first power doubler amplifier in a
multi-chip module to support the requirements of the new data over cable
service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1.

RFMD's new Gallium Nitride- (GaN-) based RFCM3316 allows cable operators and
MSOs to easily upgrade existing CATV infrastructure to meet the power
amplifier requirements of the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, increasing effective
downstream data rates from 160 Megabits per second (Mb/s) to 10 Gigabits per
second (Gbit/s), and upstream data rates from 120 Mb/s to 1 Gbit/s when
compared to DOCSIS 3.0. Due to the high output and gain benefits derived from
RFMD's GaN-based RFCM3316, cable operators can upgrade their existing
equipment within current locations, saving on both installation time and cost.

"Our new power doubler amplifier solution underscores RFMD's product
leadership by creating an easy upgrade to the DOCSIS 3.1 standard for CATV
operators and MSOs, extending the life of existing networks," said Norm
Hilgendorf, president of RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group. "The RFCM3316 is
a drop-in replacement to its predecessor, the RFCM2680, combining a small
footprint with adjustable current consumption. Early customer feedback has
been positive, and we look forward to supporting them as they roll out new
DOCSIS 3.1-compliant products beginning in early 2014."

The RFCM3316 operates from 40MHz to 1200MHz and provides an extremely high
output level of 60dBmV under a 1.2GHz channel loading with < 10-10 BER and
42dB MER and -80dB CTB and -80dB CSO. This modular, surface mount device saves
about 50 percent in board space compared to traditional SOT115J packages,
while maintaining excellent linearity and ruggedness. Due to the efficient
nature of the GaN process, the product can also operate at 20% less current
than Gallium Arsenide-based products at a comparable distortion level.

The RFCM3316 is now sampling with key customers, and volume production is
expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014. RFCM3316 is the newest
addition to RFMD's differential amplifier family developed for CATV
transmission that includes power doublers and push-pull amplifiers delivering
unmatched performance in terms of output power, bandwidth, linearity, current
consumption and reliability. RFMD will showcase its portfolio of
industry-leading CATV components at its booth (#1362) at the SCTE Cable-Tec
Expo to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from October 22 -24.

About RFMD

RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD's products enable worldwide
mobility, provide enhanced connectivity, and support advanced functionality in
the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN
or Wi-Fi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering
infrastructure (AMI), and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized
for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems
expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device,
customer premises, and communications equipment providers. RFMD is an ISO
9001-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer with worldwide
engineering, design, sales and service facilities. For more information,
please visit RFMD's web site at rfmd.com.

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