ANADIGICS Unveils ACA2604 RF Amplifier for FTTH Applications

New Amplifier Delivers Exceptional Performance and Signal Integrity Required By GPON Residential Triple Play Services

WARREN, N.J., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets, today announced its new ACA2604 RF amplifier for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) applications.

Based on ANADIGICS' popular ACA2601, the new amplifier features improved frequency flatness over temperature as required for domestic U.S. telco Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) deployments. Like the company's ACA2601, the ACA2604 contains an integrated AGC circuit. Competing products require an additional external circuit to implement AGC; hence, using the ACA2604 will lower bill-of-material (BOM) costs by eliminating many discrete components. In addition, the new amplifier features a higher overall gain than the ACA2601, specifically 24 dB vs. 21 dB. This reduces the need for post amplification in the ONT/ONU or similar subscriber end equipment.

"ANADIGICS' specifically designed the ACA2604 amplifier to meet the ITU's stringent requirements for the higher electrical signaling demands of the emerging GPON market," said Ron Michels, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Business. "The amplifier's exceptional linearity and output power ensure optimal video performance for next generation digital TV content delivery systems. Many of our customers are already specifying the exact capabilities of the ACA2604 in their reference designs for optical assemblies."

In addition to the 24 dB gain, other key features of the ACA2604 amplifier include:

     -- 50 - 870 MHz operating frequency
     -- High linearity:  65 dBc CTB/CSO (79 channels)
     -- Low equivalent input noise: 4.5 pA/rtHz
     -- 400 ohm differential input impedance
         (No transformer required for photodiode interface)
     -- Single +5V supply
     -- 5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm RoHS compliant surface mount package
     -- Pin-compatible with the ACA2601 RF amplifier
     -- Integrated AGC circuit with 22 dB gain adjust.

General availability of the ACA2604 amplifier is scheduled for first quarter 2008.

For detailed product information, view the ACA2604 Data Sheet at www.anadigics.com/products/cable_broadcast/ftth_fttp_rf_amplifiers.

For additional information, pricing or samples, contact your local ANADIGICS sales representative or distributor. Visit www.anadigics.com/worldwide_sales or contact ANADIGICS at +1.908.668.5000 (phone) or +1.908.668.5132 (FAX).

About ANADIGICS

ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. The Company's products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers, and other components, which can be sold individually or packaged as integrated radio frequency and front end modules.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements (as that term is defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These projections and forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance and can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives, estimates or goals are forward-looking statements. No assurances can be given, however, that these events will occur or that these projections will be achieved and actual results and developments could differ materially from those projected as a result of certain factors. Important factors that could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such projections and forward-looking statements include those factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

Web site: http://www.anadigics.com/




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