SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NYSE MKT:GIG),
a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for
use in long-haul, metro, Cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer
electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and
wireless communications networks, today announced sample availability of
its newest global navigation satellite system (GNSS) RF Receiver for
Road, Maritime, Agriculture and Surveying applications. This device is
expected to be one of several RF focused products the Company will bring
to market over the next few quarters stemming from the recently acquired
Tahoe RF Semiconductor, now called the GigOptix-Auburn RF Design Center
after its integration into GigOptix earlier this month.
This new product, which is called the EXG0201, marks the introduction of
GNSS RF receivers by GigOptix. It is a low-power consumption, highly
linear RF GNSS receiver in a small Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) package. The
fully integrated device is optimized for industrial applications and has
dual channels supporting both the upper and lower GNSS bands. The
EXG0201 provides two modes of operation, a high resolution mode and a
low resolution, low power mode. It integrates RF signal processing, 12
or 3-bit analog to digital convertors, dual fractional-N synthesizers
(with a shared reference to generate RF LO signals) and a 3-wire SPI
digital interface to provide all the necessary functionality required to
create a high-end GNSS receiver system. All of the EXG0201 sub-systems
are programmable through the use of the on-chip SPI interface.
The GNSS industrial market, supporting Road, Maritime, Agriculture, and
Surveying applications, is expected to grow to 67% in annual shipments
to 43 million devices*.The Road segment dominates the annual
quantity consuming about 98% of the total shipments. The Road segment’s
growth is driven by increased regulatory pressure for e911 emergency
“The EXG0201 represents our introduction of fully integrated RF-to-bits
devices into a growing GNSS market, and serves as a proof point to the
strategic importance of the Tahoe RF acquisition. The newly acquired IP
and product capabilities put us in an excellent position to provide
differentiated solutions and increased business over the long-term,”
said Mr. Irshad Rasheed, Director of Marketing for Wireless and RF
Products at GigOptix, Inc. “From a capabilities standpoint, the EXG0201
provides excellent performance with 28 MHz of signal bandwidth, dual
channel operation, 60 dB of instantaneous dynamic range, and 75 dB of
gain, all contained within a small 72-pin QFN package.”
EXG0201 engineering sample devices are available now and the EXG0201 is
expected to ship in full production quantities starting in the fourth
quarter of fiscal 2014.
For information on the EXG0201, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*GSA GNSS Market Report, October 2013.
About GigOptix, Inc.
is a leading fabless supplier of high speed semiconductor components
that enable end-to-end information streaming over optical and wireless
networks. The products address long haul and metro telecom applications
as well as emerging high-growth opportunities for Cloud and data centers
connectivity, and interactive applications for consumer electronics.
GigOptix offers a unique broad portfolio of drivers and TIAs for 40Gbps,
100Gbps and 400Gbps fiber-optic telecommunications and
data-communications networks, and high performance MMIC solutions that
enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz.
GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC
solutions in a wide range of technology geometries from 28nm to 0.6um,
and enables a complete product life cycle support form swift
introduction of new product through its ASIC SunriseTM
program to extension of legacy products through its GigOptixSunset
Irshad Rasheed, 408-522-3159
of Marketing for Wireless and RF Products
Darrow Associates, Inc.
Jim Fanucchi, 408-404-5400
Source: GigOptix, Inc.