RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a GaAs pHEMT balanced amplifier IC. Qorvo’s model QPB8896 provides 25 dB gain with 1.8 dB of noise figure for DOCSIS 3.1 and FDx, full duplex, return path applications. Capable of 5 to 700 MHz frequency range, the return path performance spans 5 to 300 MHz. 5V operation provides lower overall power dissipation in DOCSIS 3.1 optical nodes and amplifiers. Available in a SOIC-8 package.