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TMS Releases wideband 0.1 to 6.0GHz GaN Amps

Smaller form-factor range raises the bar for size, weight and power

Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) has announced a new line of wideband GaN amplifiers that are claimed to lower the form factor threshold in the industry for the 0.1 GHz to 6.0 GHz frequency range.

The new line consists of five GaN wideband amplifier models that raise the bar for size, weight and power in this category of GaN amplifiers while meeting the stringent airborne requirements of the most demanding commercial and military applications. The dimensions, excluding connectors, are 2.5 in x 2in x 0.42in. The five models numbers are TSA-213241; TSA-213242; TSA-213243; TSA-213244; and TSA-213245. 

"This GaN line is the latest addition to the portfolio we have developed over decades, including our AVP catalogue series," said Dan Cheadle, CTO of Cougar Products for Teledyne Microwave Solutions. "Leveraging the high power output and high efficiency of GaN, these amps offer a durable GaN solution that delivers the highest output power over wide bandwidths in the smallest footprint possible today."

According to TMS, the family of amplifiers was designed and manufactured with great attention to thermal requirements to ensure the high reliability required in the most demanding applications. With a calculated MTBF of over 40,000 hours at +85degC, these units are suitable for airborne applications as well as challenging land based environments.

Depending on frequency band, output power ranges between 15 and 40 watts. Each amplifier includes preamp and driver stages to produce a minimum overall gain of 50dB. Internal control circuitry ensures safe startup so supply voltages can be applied in any order. 

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