Qorvo PA Module serves X-band Radar

RFMW announces design and sales support for a high frequency, GaN on SiC, power amplifier from Qorvo. Serving X-band radar and EW applications from 10 to 12 GHz, the Qorvo QPM1021 amplifier offers 100 Watts of saturated output power with large signal gain of 20 dB. Power added efficiency (PAE) is >32% for this 28V device drawing 2 amps of current. The QPM1021 is packaged in a 10-lead 19.05 x 19.05 mm bolt-down package, with a pure copper base for superior thermal management. Both RF ports are internally DC blocked and matched to 50 ohms allowing for simple system integration.

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