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Qorvo Releases Satcom MMIC PA


Ku-K Band amplifier offers twice the power of competing PAs

RF company Qorvo has released a 20W GaN-on-SiC power amplifier (PA) for defence and commercial satellite applications, including low earth orbit constellations.

The QPA1724 amplifier operates at 17.3 to 21.2 GHz (Ku-K Band) and is said to offer twice the power of competing PAs, along with excellent wideband linear power, gain and power added efficiency in a compact surface mount package. The market-leading QPA1724 is optimised for wide bandwidth multi-carrier high data throughput satellite applications.

Dean White, senior director of Defense and Aerospace Market Strategy at Qorvo, said: “Qorvo is a pioneer in developing high performance millimeter wave solutions for satellite communication systems. The QPA1724 is a breakthrough device for both commercial and defense markets. At 20W saturated power, the QPA1724 offers twice the power of alternative PAs and leads the market in RF performance.”

The QPA1724 is available now and is lead-free, RoHS compliant and 100 percent DC and RF tested to ensure compliance with electrical specifications.

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