Qorvo announced launch of what it claims as industry's highest-power GaN MMIC power amplifier (PA) delivering up to 100 watts of saturated power in a small, 7 mm x 7 mm QFN package. Internally matched and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) packaged design saves from using external components and from using package-alternatives.
The Qorvo QPA2309 operates in C-band of 5-6 GHz and feature power added efficiency (PAE) of 52%. This GaN PA provides defense radar customers with two times higher saturated power, higher large signal gain and improved PAE in the same package size as the previous generation product, claims Qorvo. Qorvo also offers customers the option of a 50-watt version (QPA2310) in the same package configuration.
Dean White, senior director of Qorvo's Defense and Aerospace business said, "The QPA2309 gives defense customers the ability to dramatically increase their power density output in the same design footprint, to increase radar range and sensitivity without adding size or weight."