GigOptix Introduces Its Newest GNSS RF Receiver with Dual-Mode, High Linearity, and Low Power Consumption

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 31, 2014GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG), a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, Cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks, today announced sample availability of its newest global navigation satellite system (GNSS) RF Receiver for Road, Maritime, Agriculture and Surveying applications. This device is expected to be one of several RF focused products the Company will bring to market over the next few quarters stemming from the recently acquired Tahoe RF Semiconductor, now called the GigOptix-Auburn RF Design Center after its integration into GigOptix earlier this month.

This new product, which is called the EXG0201, marks the introduction of GNSS RF receivers by GigOptix. It is a low-power consumption, highly linear RF GNSS receiver in a small Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) package. The fully integrated device is optimized for industrial applications and has dual channels supporting both the upper and lower GNSS bands. The EXG0201 provides two modes of operation, a high resolution mode and a low resolution, low power mode. It integrates RF signal processing, 12 or 3-bit analog to digital convertors, dual fractional-N synthesizers (with a shared reference to generate RF LO signals) and a 3-wire SPI digital interface to provide all the necessary functionality required to create a high-end GNSS receiver system. All of the EXG0201 sub-systems are programmable through the use of the on-chip SPI interface.

The GNSS industrial market, supporting Road, Maritime, Agriculture, and Surveying applications, is expected to grow to 67% in annual shipments to 43 million devices*.The Road segment dominates the annual quantity consuming about 98% of the total shipments. The Road segment’s growth is driven by increased regulatory pressure for e911 emergency location calls.

“The EXG0201 represents our introduction of fully integrated RF-to-bits devices into a growing GNSS market, and serves as a proof point to the strategic importance of the Tahoe RF acquisition. The newly acquired IP and product capabilities put us in an excellent position to provide differentiated solutions and increased business over the long-term,” said Mr. Irshad Rasheed, Director of Marketing for Wireless and RF Products at GigOptix, Inc. “From a capabilities standpoint, the EXG0201 provides excellent performance with 28 MHz of signal bandwidth, dual channel operation, 60 dB of instantaneous dynamic range, and 75 dB of gain, all contained within a small 72-pin QFN package.”

EXG0201 engineering sample devices are available now and the EXG0201 is expected to ship in full production quantities starting in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

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*GSA GNSS Market Report, October 2013.

About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix is a leading fabless supplier of high speed semiconductor components that enable end-to-end information streaming over optical and wireless networks. The products address long haul and metro telecom applications as well as emerging high-growth opportunities for Cloud and data centers connectivity, and interactive applications for consumer electronics. GigOptix offers a unique broad portfolio of drivers and TIAs for 40Gbps, 100Gbps and 400Gbps fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks, and high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz.

GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions in a wide range of technology geometries from 28nm to 0.6um, and enables a complete product life cycle support form swift introduction of new product through its ASIC SunriseTM program to extension of legacy products through its GigOptix Sunset RescueTM program.


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