Designed for the Ka-Band satellite uplink band, the TMC215 power amplifier (PA) provides 45 W output power at P1dB with 24 percent power-added efficiency (PAE) across 27 to 31 GHz. The three-stage GaN MMIC delivers >20 W of linear power with 19 dBc noise power ratio (NPR). The design has 23 dB small-signal gain and is well-matched to 50 Ω.

With a wide operating bandwidth, from 26 to 32 GHz, the TMC215 is also useful for fixed wireless access/5G infrastructure and test instrumentation.

The recommended drain bias is 28 V and 3 A current, although the bias can be reduced to 18 V while maintaining 25 W output power with good PAE and linearity.

The TMC215 is available as die (5 x 4 x 0.1 mm) for integration in a multi-chip module with on-chip DC blocking capacitors at input and output and built-in ESD protection. The bond pad and backside metallization are Au-based, ensuring compatibility with standard wire bonding and die attach methods.

An assembled evaluation module is available for customer evaluation.

mmTron’s CEO, Seyed Tabatabaei, will be at the upcoming SATELLITE 2024 Conference in Washington, D.C., March 19–21, and available to discuss the TMC215 and other products in mmTron’s portfolio.