June 03, 2013 at 07:00 AM EDT
GigOptix Demonstrates Leading High E-Band Power Amplifier Performance

GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications components, is pleased to announce successful demonstration of new high E-band power amplifier EXP8603 with enhanced P1dB, P3dB and reduced power consumption.

GigOptix EXP8603 high E-band second generation power amplifier device has demonstrated enhanced P1dB, Psat performance and reduced power consumption in the laboratory testing respect to first generation device EXP8602. The EXP8603 provides saturated output power at 3dB gain compression (P3dB) of 24dBm and an output power at 1dB gain compression point (P1dB) of 23dBm across the full bandwidth of 81-86GHz with a total gain of 18dB. The EXP8603 has also an integrated output power detector with a dynamic range of more than 20dB. The improved P1dB and P3dB performance has been achieved while simultaneously decreasing the power consumption of the product by more than 10% and maintaining the gain. The EXP8603 also demonstrated an output intercept point (OIP3) above 31dBm across the full frequency range of 81-86GHz.

“The outstanding performance of the GigOptix EXP8603 power amplifier, coupled with previously released EXP7603 power amplifier, provide an excellent solution for the next generation of E-band point-to-point transceivers,” said Mr. Andrea Betti-Berutto, Chief Technical Officer at GigOptix, Inc. “The E-Band power amplifiers that we have developed demonstrate GigOptix’s technology and innovation leadership in the point-to-point wireless backhaul market. These high-performance amplifiers also reinforce our ability to rapidly engineer and deliver new products to this fast growing market segment.”

About GigOptix E-Band Power Amplifiers

GigOptix provides several leading performance power amplifiers (PAs) for E-band operation:

  • EXP7602: 71-76GHz power amplifier, 22dB Gain, P1dB of 24dBm (including on chip power detector)
  • EXP7603: 71-76GHz power amplifier, 17dB Gain, P1dB of 25dBm (including on chip power detector)
  • EXP8602: 81-86GHz power amplifier, 18 dB Gain, P1dB of 21.5dBm (including on chip power detector)
  • EXP8603: 81-86GHz power amplifier, 18 dB Gain, P1dB of 23dBm (including on chip power detector)

GigOptix has also developed SiGe transmitter chips, that when combined with the EXP7602/3 and EXP8602/3, provide 2-chip E-band transmission solutions:

  • Low E-band transmitter: EXU7610 highly-integrated SiGe up-converter + EXP7602/3 PA
  • High E-band transmitter: EXU8610: highly-integrated E-band SiGe up-converter + EXP8602/3 PA

The EXU7610/8610 highly-integration SiGe transmitter chips are expected to be available for sampling at the end of June 2013. The combined 2-chip E-band transmitter solution has a small form factor for use in a variety of applications.

About Additional GigOptix E-Band Products

GigOptix provides additional solutions for low E-band including: the EXO8602ZZ Lange Coupler, and the EXE8602 power detector. GigOptix also provides highly-integrated EXD7610/8610 down-converter SiGe chips for E-band receivers.

For more information, please visit GigOptix booth #2507 at IMS 2013 or contact your local sales manager via sales@gigoptix.com.

About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming that address emerging high growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and avionics industries. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers, TIAs and TFPSTM optical modulators for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks. GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptix Sunset Rescue Program.

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