150W GaN Power Amplifier; improved range and more
Featured Product from Qorvo
Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced a GaN power amplifier (PA) that delivers a 50 percent increase in power for improved range, performance and multi-target tracking in S-band (2-4 GHz) phased array radars.
The Qorvo QPA3070 leapfrogs existing industry offerings, providing a first-ever 150 watts of power for the 2.9-3.5 GHz frequency range, 58 percent power added efficiency (PAE) and 28 dB power gain. These achievements are possible through Qorvo’s ultra-reliable and highly efficient gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) process technology, which offers superior efficiency, power density and affordability.
The PA delivers these features in a small and cost-effective surface-mount package. It enables engineers to design higher power radar solutions with significant size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) improvements – and bring them to market faster.
Roger Hall, general manager of Qorvo's High Performance Solutions (HPS) business, said "Qorvo's GaN products are recognized throughout the industry for power and performance. With more than 30 years of experience delivering aerospace and defense solutions, we have unique insight into the critical role that power plays in phased array systems. That knowledge is at the heart of this industry-first 150W power amplifier optimized for defense and commercial radar."
The QPA3070 PA is available now to qualified customers