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Cree | Wolfspeed enables high performance RF power solutions with release of advanced X-band radar devices

02 April 2021

Cree | Wolfspeed, a developer of silicon carbide (SiC) technology, has introduced four new multi-stage gallium nitride (GaN) on SiC monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) devices, extending its range of radio frequency (RF) solutions for a diverse array of pulsed and continuous wave X-band phased array applications, including marine, weather surveillance and emerging unmanned aerial system radars. Using Wolfspeed GaN on SiC technology, these new devices deliver high power-added efficiency in small, industry standard packages that allow designers to achieve maximum performance with smaller systems that consume less power.

The extensive X-band portfolio offers solutions that support multiple stages of gain, thereby reducing the number of devices needed in a transmit chain. They come in a variety of power levels to optimize system performance and are offered in multiple platforms to optimize system architecture. See the table below for more product details and performance data.

The new amplifiers join an ever-expanding portfolio of solutions for defense applications. Their capabilities showcase Cree | Wolfspeed’s decades of GaN on SiC expertise in supporting the aerospace and defense market while demonstrating its commitment to developing innovative, industry-leading GaN solutions for a broad set of RF applications.

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