Wolfspeed Talks 5G and Launches New Radar Technologies at EuMW

Wolfspeed is sharing their view on the upcoming 5G market while unveiling their expanded portfolio of radar and 4G/5G products at the European Microwave Week 2018.

Gerhard Wolf, vice president, and general manager of Wolfspeed’s RF division delivered an industrial keynote on the technological challenges posed by the transition to 5G and how the industry can leverage GaN and LDMOS to achieve the greater bandwidth and efficiency that 5G requires.

The company is also featuring its new wideband, two-stage, LDMOS integrated power amplifier (PTNC210604MD) in a live demo at the event taking place in Madrid, Spain.

In addition to showcasing new communications parts, Wolfspeed has also unveiled two new radar parts: the CMPA5259025F – A 25 W, 28 V GaN MMIC PA and the CMPA5259050F – A 50 W, 28 V GaN MMIC PA. These C-Band MMIC Power Amplifiers are designed in a compact 0.5” square package with greater than 30 dB small signal and nominally 50% drain efficiency. This combination enables phased array radar designers to maximize the power per element for C-Band radar systems.

Both components are also used in linear and compressed amplifier circuits in marine radar, weather monitoring (Doppler weather radar), air traffic control (ATC), maritime vessel traffic control services (VTS), and port security applications. The 50 W MMIC PA for C-Band Radar enables modular system design with increased reliability and lower maintenance costs, making it applicable to a variety of emerging radar applications. For example, the new amplifier is an ideal solution for countries like India and USA as they upgrade radar capabilities at airports across their nations.

The CMPA5259025F and the CMPA5259050F are now commercially available.

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