RFHIC has released the world’s first C-band, 16 W power amplifier module (PAM) (RFDJQ) designed for 5G Massive MIMO applications. The RFDJQ is a compact, 2-stage GaN on SiC power amplifier module (PAM) designed with an asymmetric Doherty structure. The amplifier covers all cellular frequency bands from 3700 MHz to 3980 MHz, is fully matched to 50 Ohms, and provides a drain voltage up to 50 V. The PAM is designed with a multi-layer laminate substrate and is packaged with RFHIC’s advanced heat sink solution providing excellent thermal dissipation. The RFDJQ provides an average output power of 16 W, targeting 320 W radio units, with up to 45% of drain efficiency.
The RFDJQ is designed for 32T/32R active antenna systems delivering twice the power while maintaining its compact size as it did for previous 64T/64R solutions. This high-power amplifier will reduce the overall size and weight of radio systems, providing significant cost savings for equipment solution providers. Also, decreasing the number of antennas within a system will shorten overall processing times, thus improving yields.
“As 5G deployments continue to grow worldwide, network providers need to scale out their coverage fast and efficiently,” said Samuel Cho, Founder and CTO of RFHIC. “By providing solutions that offer twice the power in the same footprint, RFHIC allows equipment providers to design and build base stations faster and cost-effectively.”
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