White Paper

How GaN Is Changing The Satcom RF Front-End

Source: Qorvo

In the past, traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) were the go-to RFFE technologies for power amplification in satcom. Now, GaN and GaAs semiconductor technologies are becoming the go-to solutions; GaN has been replacing TWTAs due to its high-power performance and reliability combined with a small form factor. GaN and GaAs are enabling a wide variety of commercial and military satcom applications, such as 5G backhaul, ultra-HD TV transmission, satcom-on-the-move, internet access for aircraft passengers, and manpack terminals. Download the full white paper for more information on how GaN is changing the satcom RF front-end industry.