T/R Module enables X-Band AESA Radar

Qorvo QPM1002 8.5 to 10.5GHz T/R module enables X-Band AESA RadarRFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a high-performance, X-band, T/R module. Designed for next-generation AESA radar applications, the Qorvo QPM1002 incorporates a T/R switch, low noise amplifier and power amplifier in a 5x5mm QFN package for tight spacing requirements. The QPM1002 performs well in high temperature environments due to 0.25um GaN-on-SiC fabrication. Saturated, pulsed output power from the transmit amplifier is 35dBm with small signal gain of 33dB. Noise figure on the receive side is 2.2dB with small signal gain of 25dB. Input power survivability is up to 2W without permanent damage, compared with a typical GaAs LNA, which can be damaged by less than 100mW. Operating over 8.5 to 10.5GHz, this module offers higher efficiency, reliability, power and survivability, as well as savings in size, weight and cost for mission critical radar system designs.

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