RF Energy Toolkit to Help Product Designers Accelerate Time to Market

MACOM has introduced a development kit targeted to help commercial OEMs quickly and easily adapt their product designs to incorporate GaN-based RF energy sources for a wide range of applications like cooking, lighting, industrial heating/drying, medical/pharmaceutical, automotive ignition systems and more. OEMs can leverage solid-state RF energy to make their products highly efficient enabling them to achieve new levels of performance and affordability for future product generations.

This new RF Energy Toolkit (Beta version), helps system designers simplify and accelerate their product development cycles by making it easy for them to fine tune RF energy output levels to maximize efficiency and performance. It combines the benefits of MACOM’s GaN on Si power transistors with intuitive, flexible software and signal control capabilities. The RF Energy Toolkit takes the guesswork out of the RF power source design and enables faster time to market.

The MACOM GaN on Si power transistors supplied with the RF Energy Toolkit deliver up to 10% greater power efficiency than similarly priced LDMOS-based transistors - this is a major benefit for continuous wave RF energy applications, where every incremental gain in power efficiency translates to less power consumption and lower operating costs over sustained usage. System designers can select from a range of MACOM power transistors to meet power level requirements spanning from 30 W to 1000 W, and the Toolkit supports coherent channel operation allowing multiple RF energy channels to be easily combined, for example 3 x 300 W or 2 x 500 W and soo on. Supported frequency bands range from 915 MHz to 2.45 GHz.

The Beta-version RF Energy Toolkits are now available to qualified customers, with broader availability planned in the Fall of 2017. MACOM is showcasing its new RF Energy Toolkit and industry leading GaN on Si product portfolio this week at IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information on MACOM’s RF Energy initiatives, click here.


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