300 Watt Plastic-Packaged GaN Power Transistor Targets RF Energy Applications

MACOMMACOM has introduced a new 300 Watt GaN on Silicon rugged power transistor developed on their Gen4 GaN technology. The MAGe-102425-300, is a cost effective GaN transistor in a plastic package optimized for use in commercial scale solid-state RF energy applications. This new transistor delivers performance that defies the inherent power efficiency and density limitations of LDMOS at an equivalent price profile at high volume production levels.

The intersection of GaN performance and silicon cost structures – exemplified by the MAGe-102425-300 – opens a massive opportunity to leverage solid-state RF energy as a highly efficient and precise heat and power source for a wide range of commercial applications including microwave ovens, automotive ignition, lighting systems and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications including RF plasma lighting, material drying, blood and tissue heating and ablation, and beyond. The RF devices that underpin these systems must strike an optimal balance of performance, power efficiency, small size, and reliability, at a price point that promotes mainstream commercial adoption.

Providing 300 Watts of output power with 70% efficiency at 2.45GHz, the transistor currently leads the industry in meeting the core technical requirements for next generation power amplifiers proposed by the RF Energy Alliance, a non-profit technical association dedicated to unlocking the full potential of RF energy. Meanwhile the cost structure and volume supply chain benefits achieved with MACOM's Gen4 GaN technology position the MAGe-102425-300 to meet aggressive cost targets on par with LDMOS.

The RF Energy Alliance recently published the RF Power Amplifier (PA) Roadmap, which sets parameters for future PA module generations that are viable alternatives to magnetron-based solutions. This transistor's breakthrough in efficiency is in step with their PA Roadmap, enabling new markets for residential solid-state RF energy applications.

MACOM will be featuring the MAGe-102425-300 at the International Microwave Symposium 2016 (IMS), in San Francisco, from May 22nd-27th. Stop by booth #939 to see a solid state system demonstration, using the MAGe-102425-300.


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