Qorvo Unveils GaN Power Amplifiers for SATCOM and Radar Applications

Qorvo has introduced two new GaN power amplifier (PA) families for domestic and international Ka-band satcom and X-band phased array radar applications. The QPA2212 and QPA1022 solutions deliver best-in-class power, linearity and efficiency in a smaller footprint enabling higher system performance while reducing costs.

The new QPA2212 power amplifier family for Ka-band applications has the industry’s highest linearity for wideband multi-carrier systems. It delivers 20 watts of RF power operating over the 27 to 31 GHz frequency band. They also have a 14-watt QPA2211D and 7-watt QPA2210D amplifier. Delivering higher linear power in a single MMIC PA enables cost reduction and performance enhancing opportunities. The QPA2212D is available now as die; packaged versions will be available in August 2019.

The new QPA1022 amplifier for X-band phased arrays offers best-in-class power added efficiency of 45% at 4 watts RF power in the 8.5 to 11 GHz range. This is an increase in efficiency by 8% over previous products while providing 24 dB large signal gain. These capabilities translate into maximum power with minimum heat, higher reliability and lower cost of ownership. Designers can create higher-density arrays and achieve greater range for the same power budget. The QPA1022 is available to customers now in packaged and die versions.

According to Dean White, Director of Defense and Aerospace Market Strategy at Qorvo, the new amplifiers expand Qorvo’s already-large portfolio of differentiated GaN products for defense applications. Their advanced capabilities and packaging leverage their more than 30 years of expertise in designing and delivering RF solutions for this market, and also offer viable options for commercial 28 GHz 5G network design.

Qorvo offers a large portfolio of innovative GaN-on-SiC products to help customers realize significant improvements in efficiency and operational bandwidth. The company’s products deliver high power density, reduced size, excellent gain, high reliability and process maturity, with volume production dating back to 2000.

Qorvo is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF solutions at the IMS 2019 event from June 4-7, in Booth 806, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

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