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GaN-on-SiC Transistors Boost Bandwidth in Tactical and Public Safety Radios

05 June 2017

The QPD1004 transistor. Source: QorvoThe QPD1004 transistor. Source: QorvoQorvo has introduced a new family of 50V gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) transistors designed to accelerate the development of mission-critical tactical and public safety radios.

The new series feature a compact footprint in order to enable smaller next-generation communications devices. Qorvo says the transistors provide increased output power, reduced current loss and reliability. They also eliminate the need for more transistors. The transistors are wideband-matched to increase energy efficiency and allows for boards to be designed to be optimized for military and first responder devices.

The new transistors are space-constrained, mission-critical applications ranging from military and land-mobile radio communications to avionics and test instruments.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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