Case Study

TriAccess Technologies Delivers Complete Suite Of CATV RFIC Amplifiers For Emerging Networks

Source: National Instruments (NI)

By AWR

TriAccess Technologies, based in Santa Rosa, CA, designs and markets Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) amplifiers that enable cable television and telecommunications carriers to deliver the triple-play voice, data, and highquality video solutions demanded by business and residential subscribers. The company's products are based on high-performance GaAs pHEMT technologies that achieve new benchmarks in low-noise amplification while maintaining extremely low levels of distortion. Last year TriAccess Technologies introduced its flagship product; the industry's first single chip RFIC amplifier for Fiber To The Home (FTTH) applications. Recently, the company introduced a full suite of CATV amplifiers to address specific needs of today's triple-play voice, video and data networks.

TriAccess Technologies is intensely focused on CATV and its mission to become an industry leading RFIC company. With fast-changing requirements of CATV system operators, equipment vendors rely on responsive industry-focused RFIC suppliers like TriAccess to rapidly meet their precise needs. Recently, the company faced the challenge of getting a wide range of products (based on its proprietary designs) to market quickly, in large volumes, and while maintaining industry leading performance. While TriAccess products had set new standards in the FTTH market, it was time to widen its focus on the CATV market, expanding from a single FTTH model to an entire portfolio of single-ended and push-pull amplifiers. The company uses Microwave Office software in all programs and recently turned to TriQuint for foundry support of these critical CATV additions.