Qorvo’s New GaN on SiC PAs Achieve Breakthrough Performance and Flexibility

GREENSBORO, NC and HILLSBORO, OR – May 25, 2016 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, today announced the introduction of three new gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers (PAs) that achieve industry-leading power, power added efficiency (PAE) and gain. Qorvo’s newest GaN PAs are optimized for use in military radar, communications and electronic warfare systems, and include the following:

 

  • TGM2635-CP – X-band 100W MMIC amplifier for satellite communications, data links and radar applications
  • TGA2307-SM – C-band 50W MMIC amplifier for radar applications, in low cost plastic packaging
  • TGA2963 – 20W MMIC amplifier for wideband communication platforms, radar systems, electronic warfare and test instrumentation

 

The three new GaN solutions display Qorvo’s unique ability to combine best-in-class power, efficiency and gain in form factors that allow customers unparalleled design flexibility without sacrificing performance. The new products allow defense manufacturers to develop cost effective next-generation systems optimized for size, weight and power.

Roger Hall, general manager of Qorvo’s Defense & Aerospace Products business unit, said, “Defense and commercial customers recognize Qorvo for world-class performance and the most reliable and robust GaN on SiC solutions in the industry. Qorvo’s newest GaN PAs improve performance and reduce size and cost for defense radar, communications and EW systems by offering a combination of power, PAE and gain that is unmatched over their respective frequency bands.”

X-Band MMIC Amplifier
The TGM2635-CP operates from 7.9-11GHz and provides 50dBm of saturated output power, with 22.5 dB of large signal gain and 35% PAE. Available in a pure copper-base, bolt-down package, the TGM2635-CP offers superior thermal management for added system flexibility.

C-Band MMIC Amplifier
The TGA2307-SM produces more than 47 dBm of saturated output power with a PAE greater than 44% and a large signal gain greater than 20 dB. Packaged in a small 6mm x 6mm plastic overmold package, the TGA2307-SM provides industry leading size, weight and power (SWAP) benefits for C-band radar applications.

Wideband MMIC Amplifier
The TGA2963 offers above industry leading performance, and operates from 6-18 GHz and provides more than 43dBm saturated output power. With PAE of more than 20%, the TGA2963 also has a large-signal gain of more than 20dB.

Qorvo will feature the TGM2635-CP at IMS 2016. All three GaN on SiC PAs are available now.

Product Freq
(GHz)
Psat
(W)
PAE
(%)
LS Gain
(dB)
Packaging
TGA2307-SM 5-6 50 44 20 Overmold QFN
TGM2635-CP 7.9-11 100 35 22.5 Bolt-down
TGA2963 6-18 >20 20 20 Die

Qorvo is the leading GaN RF supplier for the defense and cable industries*. Since 1999, Qorvo has been driving GaN research and innovation, offering proven GaN circuit reliability and compact, highly efficient products. Qorvo is a Defense Manufacturing Electronics Agency accredited 1A Trusted Source, having completed the Defense Production Act Title III GaN on SiC program in 2014. The Company remains the only GaN supplier to have achieved Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9. Qorvo drives the innovation of GaN products for next-generation systems – from DC through Ka-band – that successfully transition from the factory to the field with robust performance, low maintenance and long operational lifetimes.

Qorvo will feature the TGM2635-CP and other GaN products at Booth 839 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), May 22-27 in San Francisco, Calif. Join us at the show or online using the hashtags #IMS2016 and #QorvoIMS.

*Strategy Analytics 2016

About Qorvo

Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) 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 7,000 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 the industry’s leading core RF solutions, visit www.qorvo.com.

Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products
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