Qorvo Launches Highest-Performance Wideband GaN PA
New PA for defence applications offers 10W of RF power over 2 to 20 GHz with 20-35 percent power added efficiency
Qorvo has introduced what it believes is the world’s highest-performance wideband power amplifier (PA). Designed for electronic warfare, radar and test instrumentation applications, the TGA2962 breaks through multiple performance barriers with an industry-leading 10W of RF power over the 2-20 GHz frequency range, 13dB large-signal gain and 20-35 percent power added efficiency. This combination delivers the flexibility that system designers need to improve system performance and reliability while reducing component count, footprint and cost.
Roger Hall, GM of Qorvo’s High Performance Solutions business, said: “Qorvo has taken a significant step forward in the wideband space with the TGA2962, enhancing not just frequency range but every other performance aspect. No other company offers a single PA with this output power, bandwidth, power-added-efficiency and large signal gain.”
The TGA2962 is built on Qorvo’s GaN QGaN15 process technology. In addition, improved component integration – and use of a smaller driver amp enabled by the 13dB large-signal gain – result in a smaller device, making this a compelling solution for programs that require size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) improvements.
Eric Higham, director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications service and the Advanced Defense Systems service for Strategy Analytics, said: “The defence market, primarily radar and communications applications, is seeing strong growth from new systems and major platform upgrades. This is also providing fuel for the GaN growth engine and should bode well for companies like Qorvo.”1
The TGA2962 wideband 10 W GaN PA, with specifications below, is available now as a die to qualified customers.