S-Band AlGaN/GaN power amplifier MMIC with over 20 Watt output power

M van Heijningen, G.C. Visser, J. Wurfl, Frank Edward van Vliet

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    Abstract This paper presents the design of an S-band HPA MMIC in AlGaN/GaN CPW technology for radar TR-module application. The trade-offs of using an MMIC solution versus discrete power devices are discussed. The MMIC shows a maximum output power of 38 Watt at 37% Power Added Efficiency at 3.1 GHz. An output power of more than 20 Watt has been simulated from 2.5 to 3.7 GHz. The robustness against high output VSWR values up to 4:1 has been checked and simulations show a maximum drain-gate voltage of around 60 V.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2008
    Event3rd European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 27 Oct 200828 Oct 2008
    Conference number: 3


    Conference3rd European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2008
    Abbreviated titleEuMIC


    • EWI-20042
    • IR-76722

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