ANADIGICS, Inc. launches its ARA2017 programmable gain amplifier that is optimized for DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and E-MTA applications. This device supports high linear power levels which enable channel bonding and thus higher data rates in the cable system upstream (return) path. The amplifier is integral to the performance of DOCSIS 3.0 terminal products and it is used by multiple vendors in cable modems that were certified for DOCSIS 3.0 usage based on recent testing at CableLabs. Operating in a frequency range from 5 to 85 MHz, the amplifier supports DOCSIS 3.0 specified signal levels of 64 dBm/V while minimizing harmonic distortion and output noise levels. At minimum attenuation, it has 33 dB of RF gain.