IXYS Announces an Advanced GaAs/AlGaAs pHEMT MMIC High Power Amplifier for Wireless 4G/5G Infrastructure Applications

Latest in a Series of Standard MMIC Products Designed For Power Amplifier Applications

FREMONT, Calif., June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MicroWave Technology, Inc. (MwT), a division of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), announced the release of its advanced GaAs/AlGaAs pHEMT-based Ka-band Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) high power amplifier product. The product is used by a major wireless communication equipment manufacturer for high data rate links for 4G/5G wireless infrastructure applications.  

The Ka-band MMIC power amplifier, MMA-273336-M5, is a standard MMIC product available in volume production. The power amplifier operates between 27 and 33 GHz, providing 35 dBm (over 3W) of output power at a 1dB gain compression point and exceptional 36 dBm (4W) of output power at a 3 dB gain compression point.  The typical small signal gain is 22 dB across the band. The IM3 level is -40 dBc at 20 dBm output power per tune. The DC bias conditions for this MMIC power amplifier are 6 volts and 2.8 amperes on the drain and -0.9 volt on the gate.

“I am pleased that our advanced Ka-band MMIC high power amplifier has been used in production quantities for high data rate links for 4G/5G infrastructure applications,” commented Dr. Greg Zhou, General Manager of MwT. “The state-of-the-art power and efficiency performance of the MMIC high power amplifier clearly demonstrates our superior technical and product capabilities for MMIC products up to the mm-wave frequency range. The applications of this MMIC high power amplifier include 4G/5G wireless infrastructure, very small aperture terminal (VSAT) transmitters, and point-to-point (PtP) microwave links for high data rate communications, as well as military and space applications. The exceptional power level from the MMA-273336-M5 exceeds the output power specification demanded by today’s emerging Ka-band (30 GHz) high data rate applications.”

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