RF IC semiconductor specialist Qorvo announced the second edition of their "GaN For Dummies" books. Written in conjunction with publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc., the books consist of two volumes, GaN RF Technology For Dummies and RF Applications of GaN For Dummies. This edition includes updates to Qorvo's original GaN For Dummies books, which were published in 2014.
The GaN For Dummies books help technical and nontechnical professionals learn more about the basics of gallium nitride (GaN) in radio frequency (RF) technology and how they can use GaN in RF product designs. Both e-book volumes are free and available for download from the GaN For Dummies landing page on the Qorvo website.
GaN transistors were first demonstrated in the 1990s and now are widely available for commercial and defense applications. GaN's popularity is based on the high power density and high efficiency it can achieve. Revenue for GaN RF devices in both military and commercial applications will grow at a compound average annual growth rate (CAAGR) of more than 20 percent to nearly $560m in 2019, according to Strategy Analytics.
"GaN technology is rapidly gaining traction for base transceiver stations (BTS), cable TV (CATV) and defense systems because it can meet the exacting performance requirements those applications demand," said Dr. Douglas Reep, Qorvo's Sr. Director of Research, Infrastructure and Defense Products. "GaN For Dummies provides company leadership, system engineers and designers with a short course introducing the benefits of GaN, illustrating its exceptional reliability and unique performance capabilities."
Volume 1, GaN RF Technology For Dummies, covers:
The key properties of GaN
What makes GaN FETs unique
How GaN compares to other semiconductor technologies
The thermal challenges of GaN
Ten important facts about GaN technology
Volume 2, RF Applications of GaN For Dummies, includes:
How GaN benefits your system applications
Why and when to use GaN
Important design factors for GaN
GaN's utility in multiple applications
Ten keys to success using GaN
New source: Qorvo