Mouser Stocking Qorvo GaN power amp
High-power MIMIC amplifier is targeted at 17.3 to 21.2 GHz SATCOM Ku/K-Band
Mouser is now stocking the QPA1724 Ku/K-Band GaN power amplifier (PA) from Qorvo. The device is said to deliver twice the power of similar PAs, and offer excellent wideband linear power, gain and power added efficiency.
The high-power MIMIC amplifier is targeted for the 17.3 to 21.2 GHz SATCOM (Ku-K) band and delivers a saturated output power of 20 W (~43 dBm) with a small signal gain of 25 dB and power-added efficiency (PAE) of 27 percent.
Fabricated using Qorvo’s production 0.15 μm GaN-on-SiC process (QGaN15), the device includes on-chip blocking capacitors following the DC grounds on the input and output ports.
It is suitable for commercial and military radar and satellite communication (SATCOM) applications, including low-earth-orbit constellations and wide bandwidth, multi-carrier high-data throughput solutions