Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals.

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17th September 2015
ULP Ethernet transceivers address heat dissipation issue

Avago Technologies has announced an ultra-low power Fast Ethernet Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) fibre optic transceiver module device, the AFBR-57E6APZ, designed for industrial automation, controls and networking applications. The device features a redesigned chip set for LED control, Diagnostic Monitoring Interface (DMI) and signal processing, which significantly reduces the module power dissipation.

13th August 2015
MMF transceiver offers low-cost 40G data centre Ethernet

Avago has announced a 40G BiDirectional (BiDi) MultiMode Fibre (MMF) QSFP+ transceiver module, the AFBR-79EBPZ, designed for highspeed data centre interconnect and networking applications. Based on 2x20G BiDi optics, the module enables 40GbE links on existing installed LC duplex multimode fibre of 10G network, providing a cost-effective upgrade path to 40G Ethernet in the data centre.

16th June 2015
Optical incremental encoders suit industrial motion control

Expanding on the company’s market-proven HEDS-914x module series, Avago Technologies has announced a series of high resolution 3-channel optical incremental encoder modules. The AEDT-981x has been designed to enable robust, high precision motion control applications including DC servo motors, linear and rotary actuators, factory automation equipment, 3D printers, robotics and drones.

21st May 2015
Optocouplers target AECQ100 Grade 1 qualified applications

A family of dual-channel optocoupler devices designed for automotive applications with AECQ100 Grade 1 qualification has been released by Avago Technologies. The R2Coupler ACFL-521xT is optimised for low power systems supporting data rates up to 1MBd, while the ACFL-621xT is optimised for high speed systems supporting data rates up to 15MBd.

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21st May 2015
Fibre optic devices targeting renewable energy at PCIM 2015

Industrial fibre optic products targeting renewable energy, industrial motor drive and transportation applications have been introduced by Avago Technologies at PCIM Europe 2015. The products include the AFBR-3905xxRZ/3950xxRZ galvanic insulation links, the AFBR-59FxZ 650nm POF transceivers and the AFBR-25x1CZ 650nm link fibre optic receivers.

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8th May 2015
Avago Technologies prepares PCIM portfolio

Visit Avago at the PCIM and check out the company's innovative industrial fibre optic and extended temperature optocoupler solutions. Avago will occupy booth 6-206 at the premier European power conference in Nuremberg, Germany, from 19th to 21st May 2015.

25th March 2015
100GE & 128GFC optical transceiver technologies demonstrated

Optical transceiver technologies designed for next generation data centre and enterprise storage applications have been demonstrated by Avago Technologies at OFC 2015.

12th February 2015
Optocouplers protect & drive SiC & GaN power devices

Avago has announced two sets of high speed gate drive optocoupler devices, the ACPL-P/W347 and ACPL-P/W349. These devices are 1.0A and 2.5A gate drive optocouplers designed to protect and drive fast switching next-gen power semiconductors like SiC and GaN MOSFETs and IGBTs in applications such as power inverters, motor drives, and switching power supplies.

12th January 2015
56Gb/s SerDes targets next-gen switches & routers

Avago has demonstrated a 56Gb/s Pulse-Amplitude Modulation (PAM) 4 SerDes (Serialiser/Deserialiser) across copper backplanes and optical interconnects, targeting next-gen switches and routers. OEM customers are presently designing advanced ASIC SoC solutions in 28nm and 16FF+ process technologies, utilising the Avago PAM4 SerDes cores.

13th November 2014
Avago Technologies Introduces Automotive Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver at Electronica 2014

Avago Technologies today introduced the ACPL-K30T, an optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device designed to drive high voltage MOSFET and withstand extreme heat for automotive under-the-hood applications. The device is optimized for use in battery management systems of modern electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as well as high-temperature power systems of conventional internal comb...

24th July 2014
Smart gate drive optocoupler improves isolated power supply

Improving isolated power supply and simplifying gate drive design, the ACPL-302J smart gate drive optocoupler has been announced by Avago Technologies. It features an integrated flyback controller for DC/DC converters and is suitable for driving IGBTs and power MOSFETs in industrial power inverters and motor drives.

8th July 2014
Reflective optical encoders target motion control

Avago Technologies has introduced a series 3-channel reflective optical encoder devices suitable for use in low power miniaturised motion control systems such as stepper motors, electrical actuators, piezoelectric drives and portable medical appliances. The manufacturer has claimed that the AEDR-87xx is the industry’s smallest 3-channel reflective optical encoder.

18th June 2014
Avago showcases small cell PAs and LTE/WiFi coexistence filters

Avago Technologies announces four RF power amplifiers (PAs) for Small Cell base transceiver station (BTS) applications and a full spectrum of LTE/WiFi coexistence FBAR filters for mobile and wireless infrastructure applications. Expanding upon Avago’s proven MGA-43xxx PA family, Avago introduces the MGA-43003, MGA-43013, MGA-43024 and MGA-43040 featuring high linearity, gain and power-added efficiency (PAE) with integrated power detector fu...

21st May 2014
Optocoupler family suits high voltage applications

A family of 14.2mm optocoupler devices, designated the ACNT-Hxxx series, has been launched by Avago Technologies. Designed for high voltage applications, the ACNT-Hxxx family consists of three major product series: the ACNT-H3xx, high efficiency gate drive optocouplers for driving IGBTs; the ACNT-H6xL, low power 10MBd digital optocouplers for system control and data communications; and the ACNT-H79x, high linearity isolation amplif...

19th May 2014
Avago completes acquisition of LSI

Avago Technologies announces that it has completed its acquisition of LSI Corporation for $11.15 (USD) per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $6.6bn (USD). The acquisition creates a highly diversified semiconductor market leader with approximately $5bn (USD) in projected annual revenues.

2nd April 2014
Optical connectivity series target 100G interconnects

Supporting 100GbE data transmission over a 550 meter link distance, the MicroPOD and MiniPOD series have been launched by Avago Technologies. A result of a collaboration between Avago and Corning Inc, the embedded optical connectivity series target 100G interconnects for datacenter and enterprise network applications.

7th March 2014
ICs enable 4x25G and 8x25G connections for 100GbE systems

Designed for modern 100GbE systems, the AVSP-4412 and AVSP-8801 multi-channel retimer IC devices have been unveiled by Avago Technologies. Withstanding up to 32 dB of channel loss at 25 Gbpsper channel, these devices enable high-density, long-reach 4x25G and 8x25G connections for networkbackplane interface and VSR connections up to 4x28G for network front port interface.

19th February 2014
Optocouplers reduce board space & improve power efficiency

Designed for use in motor control and power inverter applications, the ACPL-336J and ACPL-337J optocouplers have been announced by Avago. Avago claim that the highly-integrated smart gate drive optocoupler devices reduce system costs and board space, whilst improving overall power efficiency and reliability.

6th January 2014
Avago to acquire LSI for $6.6bn

In an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6bn (USD), Avago Technologies has entered a definitive agreement to acquire LSI for $11.15 per share. Adding enterprise storage to Avago's existing portfolio, the company expects that the acquisition will create a highly diversified semiconductor market leader with approximately $5bn in annual revenues.

26th November 2013
Strain sensor solution for the wind energy industry

Avago Technologies introduce an industrial-grade strain sensor solution which is based on Avago's patented optical phase interrogation technique. Enabling the readily available polymer optical fiber to be used as a high-precision strain sensor on par with current fiber Bragg grating based strain sensors, the sensing solution is unique and cost-effective.

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