StratEdge Corporation, leader in design, production and assembly of high frequency and high-power semiconductor packages, announced that it has extended the performance range for the leaded power amplifier (LPA) family of packages. The breakthrough in the operating range has been extended from DC to 23 GHz to 28 GHz. The LPA packages are used for test and measurement, VSAT, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications.

The LPA Series ceramic packages were designed to provide good electrical transition performance for die in the DC to 23 GHz range, with Ku-Band frequencies for VSAT being the most popular customer application. The accompanying S-parameter plot displays the improved performance. The packages are made to provide wideband electrical performance and incorporate copper composite bases for enhanced thermal dissipation. They are sealed with cup-shaped liquid crystal polymer lids with B-stage epoxy preforms that are provided with the lids. The new design will also be available on the LL (leaded laminate) series of packages designed specifically for very high-power GaN devices.

"We have manufactured millions of these packages since the 1990s for a wide range of applications," said Casey Krawiec, vice president of global sales. "This is another example of StratEdge continually improving our products to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers."