An excellent alternative to traveling wave tube amplifiers, Qorvo’s Spatium™ QPB0618N is a solid state, spatial combining amplifier with an operating range of 6–18 GHz.
With its maximum performance in output power, gain, power added efficiency, and frequency range, this Spatium is the ideal building block for microwave subsystems with wide-ranging applications.
Qorvo’s patented and field-proven Spatium combining technology provides unprecedented Solid-State Power Amplifier (SSPA) performance in a rugged, compact size and weight which reduces total cost of ownership compared to alternative technologies. This product offering combines Qorvo’s market leadership in GaN technology and MMIC design along with our high-count combining techniques for a best in class solution to power amplification.
The QPB0618N is equipped with an integrated bias card, which allows for convenience of operation, reducing electrical losses in the bias networks, and weight reduction over using a separate bias card. It provides individualized bias settings for each amplifier blade in the Spatium SSPA as well as drain pulsing up to 1 MHz PRF for superior power savings and noise performance.