Info
Info
News Article

MACOM Expands GaN In Plastic Series

The surface mount technology is claimed to enable faster time-to-market through the use of high volume commercial, surface mount assembly methods
M/A-COM Technology Solutions has introduced its newest addition to the GaN in Plastic series.

The wideband packaged GaN power transistor is designed for high-performance civilian and military radar and communications systems.



The MAGX-000035-01000P is a 10 W GaN on SiC power transistor, which offers broad RF frequency capability, high voltage operation, and a small footprint in plastic-packaging technology.

MACOM says the surface mount technology enables faster time-to-market through the use of high volume commercial, surface mount assembly methods.

Packaged in a 3 x 6 mm DFN and 14-Lead DFN package, the device operates from DC-3.5 GHz and leverages thermal management techniques to enable excellent reliability in true surface mount applications.

The device also operates at 50 V drain bias resulting in outstanding power density performance, higher efficiency, and smaller impedance matching circuits due to improved device parasitics.

The high voltage operation also benefits overall system design with smaller energy storage capacitors and lower current draw. The device can operate in pulsed and CW modes and maintains a calculated mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) at 200 deg C of roughly 600 years.

“MACOM’s 10 W GaN in Plastic power transistor offers both pulsed and CW modes of operation making it a highly versatile driver or final power stage for multiple applications," says Paul Beasly, Product Manager. “Furthermore, the device has been thermally designed to operate with standard surface-mount assembly which significantly simplifies the design and implementation into higher level systems."

The table below outlines the device's typical performance.



GaN in plastic test fixtures are available upon request.

 







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.

REGISTER FOR FREE

VIEW SESSIONS

Info
×
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
×
Logo
×
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:
 
X
Info
X
Info
{taasPodcastNotification}
Live Event