The GMICP2731-10 from Microchip Technology is a Ka-Band MMIC Power Amplifier that operates from 27.5 to 31.0 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 39 dBm with a small signal gain of 22 dB and has a power added efficiency of 22%. The amplifier is fabricated using 0.15 μm GaN SiC technology. The balanced topology provides an excellent broadband input & output match to 50-ohms, and DC blocking capacitors ensure simple integration.
The GMICP2731-10 requires a drain bias voltage of 24 V and draws less than 224 mA of current. It can be used in commercial and defense satellite communication systems, 5G networks, and other aerospace and defense systems. The amplifier supports complex modulation schemes to achieve the ultra-fast data rates required to deliver video and broadband data.