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Qorvo® Introduces New Quad Linear Driver for 100G-400G Networks


21 March 2016

Katie Caballero
Marketing Communications Manager,
Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products
+1 972-994-8546

Qorvo® Introduces New Quad Linear Driver for 100G-400G Networks

CFP/CFP2-ACO modulator drivers lead the industry with high gain, low power consumption and low THD
GREENSBORO, N.C, and HILLSBORO, Ore. Qorvo®. Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, today introduced a new, high-performance output modulator driver amplifier for optical networks supporting 100G, 200G, and 400G metro and long-haul applications.
IHS forecasts that worldwide 100G port revenue will grow at a 137 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019, driven by dramatic increases in mobile data traffic and growth of data centers and cloud networks.
“Our newest driver amplifier is very well suited to today’s metro and long haul networks in which flexibility, efficient power consumption and reduced latency are top priorities,” said Gorden Cook, Qorvo’s general manager for transport products. “Qorvo’s TGA4899-SL continues to set the standard by which OEMs select products, as evidenced by our market position with tier one customers.”
The TGA4899-SL is Qorvo’s newest quad linear driver offering industry-leading performance by delivering high gain, low power dissipation, high channel-to-channel isolation and low THD in a compact 14x9mm SMT form factor. This driver consists of four channels of high-performance wideband amplifiers and integrated broadband RF chokes, requiring a minimum number of off-chip components.
TGA4899-SL Features for CFP and CFP2-ACO pluggable modules:
  • Differential input / Single ended output
  • Low power dissipation
  • Gain adjust >20dB
  • High gain 28dB
  • Low THD
Qorvo has provided market-leading linear driver solutions to tier one OEMs since 2008, and has shipped over 3 million transmit modulator driver amplifiers and receive transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) for use in high-performance optical equipment. These components are critical for long-haul, metro and data center applications. Qorvo’s optical network products offer the size, power and performance needed to support higher-frequency signals and extremely low distortion to enable the next generations of fiber optic networks.
Qorvo’s optical portfolio will be showcased at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, California from March 22-24 at booth #1813. To learn more about Qorvo’s high-performance solutions at the core of optical transport, visit
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 7,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry's leading core RF solutions, visit

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