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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.