News | July 9, 2014

MACOM Expands GaN Portfolio With 90 W Avionics Power Module

LOWELL, MASS.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products announced the newest entry in its portfolio of GaN in Plastic power module products. Optimized for pulsed Avionics applications in the 960 to 1215 MHz band, MACOM’s new 2-stage, fully matched GaN surface mount power module scales to peak pulse power levels of 100 W in a 14 x 24 mm package size.

Optimized for pulsed Avionics applications in the 960 to 1215 MHz band, MACOM's new 2-stage, fully m ...

Optimized for pulsed Avionics applications in the 960 to 1215 MHz band, MACOM's new 2-stage, fully matched GaN surface mount power module scales to peak pulse power levels of 100 W in a 14 x 24 mm package size. (Photo: Business Wire)

MACOM’s new high gain GaN in Plastic power modules support surface mount technology (SMT) assembly, providing significant cost and process advantages compared to ceramic-packaged flange-mount components. Delivering clear benefits in size, weight and power (SWaP) while enabling high volume manufacturing efficiency, MACOM’s new GaN power modules feature a Land Grid Array (LGA) pattern for enhanced thermal flow and “True SMT” assembly and do not require copper coining or complicated thermal management techniques on the system PC board.

Under pulsed conditions, these modules deliver output power greater than 90W, with 30 dB a typical associated power gain and 60% typical power added efficiency. Supporting 50V operation and up to 3 ms pulse width/duration for improved signal flexibility, MACOM’s GaN in Plastic power modules reduce overall power consumption and cooling requirements compared to existing options.

“The 90 W Avionics module is the latest GaN Module in MACOM’s growing family of fully matched SMT power products,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager, MACOM. “The ease of application, system benefits and surface-mount automated assembly are of great benefit to the customer, and critically, also improve the time to market for rapidly evolving requirements in aviation and radar applications.”

The table below outlines typical performance:

Test condition for the below table: 3ms pulses, 10% duty cycle P IN = 19dBm

                 
Parameter       Units       MAMG-001214-090PSM
Frequency       MHz       960-1215
Output Power       dBm       >90
Efficiency       %       60
Pulse Droop       dB       0.2
Power Gain       dB       30
2nd Harmonic       dBc       -30
3rd Harmonic       dBc       -40
Load Mismatch Stability       -       5:1
Load Mismatch Tolerance       -       6:1
Package Size       mm       14 x 24
                 

MACOM’s new GaN in Plastic 90W power modules are sampling to customers today. For datasheets and additional product information, visit www.macom.com/gan.

ABOUT MACOM:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (www.macom.com) is a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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DISCLAIMER FOR NEW PRODUCTS:

Any express or implied statements in MACOM product announcements are not meant as warranties or warrantable specifications of any kind. The only warranty MACOM may offer with respect to any product sale is one contained in a written purchase agreement between MACOM and the purchaser concerning such sale and signed by a duly authorized MACOM employee, or, to the extent MACOM's purchase order acknowledgment so indicates, the limited warranty contained in MACOM's standard Terms and Conditions for Quotation or Sale, a copy of which may be found at www.macomtech.com/content/customersupport.

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