News Article

GigOptix Demonstrates Leading High E-Band Power Amplifier Performance

GigOptix, a supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications components, announces successful demonstration of new high E-band power amplifier EXP8603 with enhanced P1dB, P3dB and reduced power consumption.
GigOptix EXP8603 high E-band second generation power amplifier device has demonstrated enhanced P1dB, Psat performance and reduced power consumption in the laboratory testing respect to first generation device EXP8602. The EXP8603 provides saturated output power at 3dB gain compression (P3dB) of 24dBm and an output power at 1dB gain compression point (P1dB) of 23dBm across the full bandwidth of 81-86GHz with a total gain of 18dB. The EXP8603 has also an integrated output power detector with a dynamic range of more than 20dB. The improved P1dB and P3dB performance has been achieved while simultaneously decreasing the power consumption of the product by more than 10% and maintaining the gain. The EXP8603 also demonstrated an output intercept point (OIP3) above 31dBm across the full frequency range of 81-86GHz.


“The outstanding performance of the GigOptix EXP8603 power amplifier, coupled with previously released EXP7603 power amplifier, provide an excellent solution for the next generation of E-band point-to-point transceivers," said Mr. Andrea Betti-Berutto, Chief Technical Officer at GigOptix, Inc. “The E-Band power amplifiers that we have developed demonstrate GigOptix’s technology and innovation leadership in the point-to-point wireless backhaul market. These high-performance amplifiers also reinforce our ability to rapidly engineer and deliver new products to this fast growing market segment."


About GigOptix E-Band Power Amplifiers


GigOptix provides several performance power amplifiers (PAs) for E-band operation:


EXP7602: 71-76GHz power amplifier, 22dB Gain, P1dB of 24dBm (including on chip power detector)

EXP7603: 71-76GHz power amplifier, 17dB Gain, P1dB of 25dBm (including on chip power detector)

EXP8602: 81-86GHz power amplifier, 18 dB Gain, P1dB of 21.5dBm (including on chip power detector)

EXP8603: 81-86GHz power amplifier, 18 dB Gain, P1dB of 23dBm (including on chip power detector)


GigOptix has also developed SiGe transmitter chips, that when combined with the EXP7602/3 and EXP8602/3, provide 2-chip E-band transmission solutions:


Low E-band transmitter: EXU7610 highly-integrated SiGe up-converter + EXP7602/3 PA

High E-band transmitter: EXU8610: highly-integrated E-band SiGe up-converter + EXP8602/3 PA


The EXU7610/8610 highly-integration SiGe transmitter chips are expected to be available for sampling at the end of June 2013. The combined 2-chip E-band transmitter solution has a small form factor for use in a variety of applications.


About Additional GigOptix E-Band Products

GigOptix provides additional solutions for low E-band including: the EXO8602ZZ Lange Coupler, and the EXE8602 power detector. GigOptix also provides highly-integrated EXD7610/8610 down-converter SiGe chips for E-band receivers.

AngelTech Live III: Join us on 12 April 2021!

AngelTech Live III will be broadcast on 12 April 2021, 10am BST, rebroadcast on 14 April (10am CTT) and 16 April (10am PST) and will feature online versions of the market-leading physical events: CS International and PIC International PLUS a brand new Silicon Semiconductor International Track!

Thanks to the great diversity of the semiconductor industry, we are always chasing new markets and developing a range of exciting technologies.

2021 is no different. Over the last few months interest in deep-UV LEDs has rocketed, due to its capability to disinfect and sanitise areas and combat Covid-19. We shall consider a roadmap for this device, along with technologies for boosting its output.

We shall also look at microLEDs, a display with many wonderful attributes, identifying processes for handling the mass transfer of tiny emitters that hold the key to commercialisation of this technology.

We shall also discuss electrification of transportation, underpinned by wide bandgap power electronics and supported by blue lasers that are ideal for processing copper.

Additional areas we will cover include the development of GaN ICs, to improve the reach of power electronics; the great strides that have been made with gallium oxide; and a look at new materials, such as cubic GaN and AlScN.

Having attracted 1500 delegates over the last 2 online summits, the 3rd event promises to be even bigger and better – with 3 interactive sessions over 1 day and will once again prove to be a key event across the semiconductor and photonic integrated circuits calendar.

So make sure you sign up today and discover the latest cutting edge developments across the compound semiconductor and integrated photonics value chain.



Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Compound Semiconductor Magazine, the Compound Semiconductor Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
Live Event