Splitters Target Set-Top Boxes
Aiming at CATV set-top boxes with multiple tuners, ANADIGICS’ APS3608, APS3611, and APS3623 active splitters operate in products with Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) functionality such as multiple-tuner TVs, TV tuner cards, and broadband media centers. The three-way APS3608 exhibits a typical noise figure of 5 dB with gain of 5.5 dB and gain control range of 29 dB in each output with typical CTB and CSO of -70 dBc and a typical XMOD of -67 dBc over an operating frequency band from 50 to 1100 MHz. The two-way APS3611 yields a noise figure of 5 dB, fixed gain of 3 dB, CTB of -74 dBc, CSO of -67 dBc, and XMOD of -66 dBc in frequencies up to 870 MHz. The three-way APS3623 offers a CTB of -77 dBc and CSO of -65 dBc with compatibility with MoCA bands over 1 GHz in both analog and digital channel lineups. Pricing of the APS3608 is $3.54 each, the APS3611 is $2.02 each, and the APS3623 is $2.29 each, all in 5,000 quantities.