This article discusses the current market trends in more detail and then looks at the technical implications of the changes, as well as some of the challenges and available solutions for the designers of high-power, high-efficiency RFPA solutions for digital broadcasting.
Ampleon announced the opening of its RF Energy Competence Center in Hefei, PRC. The company is recognized as a leader in the RF energy market and continues to invest in the emerging use of this technology. While RF energy covers a broad range of applications (domestic and professional cooking, heating and drying, ignition and lighting), the new competence center's current focus is on solid-state cooking.
Ampleon announced the modular M2 RF Energy reference system to replace magnetrons in the industrial heating market. This technology replacement is driven by the need for a longer service lifetime of the RF generators, to reduce operating costs and minimize the downtime of heating systems.
Ampleon announced a 1900 W LDMOS power transistor for applications in the 10 to 500 MHz frequency range. Delivering 1900 W pulsed or 1700 W CW output power, the device is capable of operating with a VSWR up to 65:1.
Ampleon announced a new family of integrated Doherty power amplifier devices aimed at LTE Advanced Pro / 4.5G massive-MIMO base station applications and capable of being used as power amplifiers in small cells.
RFMW Ltd. and Ampleon announce the extension of their distribution relationship. Ampleon is the RF Power Business Unit that was recently spun-off from NXP Semiconductors. Under the agreement, RFMW will extend their franchise agreement to EMEA including Israel for the entire RF Power business activity, including sales and support of the complete line-up of Ampleon’s LDMOS and GaN RF Power products.