TriAccess Technologies Delivers Complete Suite of CATV RFIC Amplifiers for Emerging Networks
Design Challenge at TriAccess
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.
What design problem did AWR’s software help solve?
The efficient design flow of Microwave Office allows TriAccess Technologies to build on the design of an initial product to rapidly create other products with varying capabilities and specifications. Microwave Office is logical, fast, and devoid of the redundancies and other impediments to the design flow characteristic of other EDA tools. For a company like TriAccess Technologies that must react at high speed to market requirements, these features are highly valuable, and proved to be essential to the launch of its products.
What design problem did TriQuint’s Foundry Services help you solve?
TriAccess was faced with a very narrow launch window. We knew that TriQuint's foundry process would optimize the performance of our products, but we were unsure whether as a start-up company we could garner the same level of TriQuint's attention that it provides to its larger customers. Our fears were unfounded: TriQuint not only delivered on schedule but helped TriAccess along the way to ensure that every detail was covered. Performance was excellent.
How did the combination of TriQuint and AWR contribute to your success?
The design kits developed by TriQuint and AWR accurately represent TriQuint’s foundry process, which dramatically reduced the risk to TriAccess, and the software’s innovative features were easy to use. In short, TriQuint and AWR allowed TriAccess not only to meet initial objectives for entering the Telecom FTTH market, with industry-leading performance but to expand immediately into the CATV market as well.
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