7.9 - 11 GHz, 15 Watt GaN Power Amplifier

    Key Features

    • Frequency Range: 7.9 - 11 GHz
    • POUT: 42 dBm at PIN = 24 dBm
    • PAE: 38 % at PIN = 24 dBm
    • Large Signal Gain: 18 dB at PIN = 24 dBm
    • Small Signal Gain: 25 dB
    • Integrated Power Detector
    • Bias: VD = 24 V, IDQ = 600 mA, VG = -1.8 V Typical
    • Pulsed VD: PW = 100 us, DC = 10%
    • Package Dimensions: 4.5 x 5.0 x 1.72 mm

    Qorvo's QPA1010 is an X-band high power MMIC amplifier fabricated on Qorvo's production 0.15um GaN on SiC process (QGaN15). The QPA1010 operates from 7.9 - 11 GHz and typically provides 15 W saturated output power with power-added efficiency of 38% and large-signal gain of 18 dB.  This combination of wideband performance provides the flexibility designers are looking for to improve system performance while reducing size and cost.

    QPA1010 can also support a variety of operating conditions to best support system requirements.  With good thermal properties, it can support a range of bias voltages and will perform well under both CW and pulse operations.

    The QPA1010 is matched to 50 ohm with integrated DC blocking capacitors on both RF I/O ports simplifying system integration. The wideband performance and operational flexibility allows it support satellite communication and data links, as well as, military and commercial radar systems.

    Lead-free and RoHS compliant.

    Evaluation boards are available upon request.

    For additional information on GaN thermal performance refer to the following application note and video.

    Typical Applications

      • Satellite Communications
      • Data Links
      • Military and Commercial Radar
    Frequency Min(GHz) 7.9
    Frequency Max(GHz) 11
    Psat(dBm) 42
    Gain(dB) 25
    PAE(%) 38
    Voltage(V) 24
    Current(mA) 600
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 4.5 x 5.0 x 1.72
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    Halogen Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No
    ECCN 3A001.b.2.b.2

    This product appears in the following application block diagrams:

    • Applications > Defense & Aerospace > Radar > X Band Radar

      X Band Radar