Qorvo Inc., a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, announced a second edition of their "GaN For Dummies" books. Written in conjunction with publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc., the books consist of two volumes, "GaN RF Technology For Dummies"® and "RF Applications of GaN For Dummies"®. This edition includes updates to Qorvo's original GaN For Dummies books, which were published in 2014.

The GaN For Dummies books help technical and nontechnical professionals learn more about the basics of gallium nitride (GaN) in radio frequency (RF) technology and how they can use GaN in RF product designs. Both e-book volumes are free and available for download from the GaN For Dummies landing page on the Qorvo website.

GaN transistors were first demonstrated in the 1990s and now are widely available for commercial and defense applications. GaN's popularity is based on the high power density and high efficiency it can achieve. Revenue for GaN RF devices in both military and commercial applications will grow at a compound average annual growth rate (CAAGR) of more than 20 percent to nearly $560 million in 2019, according to Strategy Analytics.

"GaN technology is rapidly gaining traction for base transceiver stations (BTS), cable TV (CATV) and defense systems because it can meet the exacting performance requirements those applications demand," said Dr. Douglas Reep, Qorvo's sr. director of research, infrastructure and defense products. "GaN For Dummies provides company leadership, system engineers and designers with a short course introducing the benefits of GaN, illustrating its exceptional reliability and unique performance capabilities."

Volume 1, GaN RF Technology For Dummies®, covers:

  • The key properties of GaN
  • What makes GaN FETs unique
  • How GaN compares to other semiconductor technologies
  • The thermal challenges of GaN
  • Ten important facts about GaN technology


Volume 2, RF Applications of GaN For Dummies®, includes:

  • How GaN benefits your system applications
  • Why and when to use GaN
  • Important design factors for GaN
  • GaN's utility in multiple applications
  • Ten keys to success using GaN

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