News | May 19, 2015

Qorvo Introduces High-Performance GaN Power Amplifiers For Satellite Communications

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Qorvo's family of Ku-band and Ka-band power amplifiers delivers industry-leading performance in power, efficiency and gain

Qorvo, Inc., a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, recently announced a family of Gallium Nitride(GaN) power amplifiers that dramatically improve the efficiency, gain and power performance of commercial VSAT and military satellite communications.

"Qorvo's™ high-performance GaN solutions are providing our customers with next-generation performance needed to meet their evolving system requirements," said Roger Hall, Qorvo's general manager of Defense & Aerospace Products. "This latest family of GaN power amplifiers targeting Ku and Ka-band satellite communications offers the highest combination of output power, gain and efficiency in the market today."

The TGA2239-CP is currently a market-leading device at 35W. This Ku-band PA will be released at 28V, elevating the output power to 50W. Customers will experience superior thermal management, even under CW operation, with 30dB linear gain and 34% power-added efficiency (PAE), making TGA2239-CP the best in the industry.

Part Number Frequency Range (GHz) PAE (%) Small Signal Gain (dB)
TGA2239-CP 13.4-15.15 GHz >33.8 >30
TGA2595-CP 27.3-31 GHz 22 21
TGA2594-HM 27-31 GHz 25 25

All three amplifiers are fabricated using Qorvo's production-released QGaN15 process technology which offers industry-leading performance and reliability.

Qorvo is showcasing these and other leading GaN and GaAs solutions at Booth 331 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), May 18-21 in Phoenix, Arizona. Discuss with us at the show or online using #IMS2015 and #QorvoIMS.

About Qorvo
Qorvo is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 6,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For more information, visit www.qorvo.com.

SOURCE: Qorvo