GREENSBORO, NC – September 30, 2016 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced a new family of gallium nitride (GaN) die transistors with the higher frequency performance and low noise essential for advanced applications in communications, radar and defense RF systems.
The family includes six new GaN transistors manufactured using Qorvo’s industry-unique 0.15um GaN on silicon carbide (SiC) process – QGaN15 – and their associated models. The QGaN15 process enables these transistors to offer high frequency operation of up to 25 GHz. This supports die-level designs that deliver higher-frequency, cost-effective discrete technology up through K-band applications.
Roger Hall, general manager of High Performance Solutions at Qorvo said, "The combination of higher-performance GaN products, complementary models and dedicated applications engineering support sets Qorvo apart. We help designers get to market quickly."
Linear, non-linear, and noise models, which enable rapid, accurate performance testing and speed production readiness, are available from simulation leader and partner, Modelithics, Inc.. The models offer features such as scaling of operating voltage, ambient temperature and self-heating effects, as well as intrinsic voltage/current node access for waveform optimization.
The table below outlines specifications for the QGaN15 products.
|Product||Freq (GHz)||Vd(V)||Psat (W)||PAE (%)||SS Gain (dB)||NF (dB)|
Data at 10 GHz
Qorvo is the leading GaN RF supplier for the defense and cable industries*. Since 1999, Qorvo has driven GaN research and innovation. The Company offers 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 achieve 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.
*Strategy Analytics 2016
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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