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Wolfspeed to promote X-Band radar products at IRSI 2015

December 4, 2015

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, is exhibiting its portfolio of GaN RF devices for L-, S-, C-, and X-Band radar at the 2015 International Radar Symposium India (IRSI-15), which will take place December 15–19 in Bangalore.  

Founded in 1983, and revived in 1999 as a biennial series, IRSI 2015 will feature dozens of technical conference presentations and tutorials designed to address state-of-the-art technologies, techniques, and practices related to: radar systems, receivers, antennas, arrays, controllers, processors, software, devices, components, emitters, transmitters, modeling, and simulation, in addition to radar signal and array processing, tracking and data processing, and image and weather radar. In support of this content, the IRSI exhibition will showcase subsystem products, models, photographs, modules, and multimedia presentations, as well as provide exhibitors with valuable opportunities to speak with attendees including R&D organizations, government agencies, and academics, amongst other vendors and end-users.

Exhibiting at Booth C-28 with APC Technologies, Wolfspeed representatives Jim Milligan, director RF, Chris Harris, European business development manager, and Vidya Bakshi, operations manager, will be onsite to promote their portfolio of GaN RF devices for L-, S-, C-, and X-Band radar, including their 25W X-Band GaN MMIC power amplifier for pulsed radar and broadband CW applications, which is now available in a new, smaller form factor footprint. Designated the CMPA801B025, Wolfspeed’s X-Band GaN MMIC power amplifier, rated for 25W and 8.5–11.0GHz operation, delivers high performance in a small form factor and features: 37W typical POUT, 16dB power gain, 35% typical power added efficiency (PAE), and <0.1dB power droop. The GaN MMIC is also internally matched to 50Ω, and is supplied in both a 10-lead metal/ceramic flanged package and a new, smaller form factor pill package for optimal electrical and thermal performance.

Visitors to APC Technologies and Wolfspeed’s IRSI Booth can view static samples of the new X-Band GaN power amplifiers and speak with the representatives in attendance for additional details regarding device performance and the many benefits it can provide in a variety of radar applications.

“As an industry-leading supplier of GaN RF devices for radar operating at L-, S-, C-, and X-Bands, we are looking forward to the opportunity to showcase our latest GaN technology at the premier RF radar show in India,” said Jim Milligan, director, RF, Wolfspeed. “IRSI will provide us with a valuable opportunity to introduce our cutting-edge GaN RF devices, world-class design assistance, proven fabrication processes, and testing and international customer support services to influential members of the local radar industry.”

For more information about Wolfspeed’s new CMPA801B025 25W X-Band GaN MMIC power amplifier, please click on one of the product numbers to access the datasheet. For more information about Wolfspeed’s RF components, please visit http://wolfspeed.com/RF, or visit Booth C-28 at IRSI 2015, December 15–19 in Bangalore. For all other inquiries about Wolfspeed™ RF components, please contact Sarah Miller, marketing, Wolfspeed, at sarah.miller@wolfspeed.com or 919-407-5302.