30-W, 2.5-6-GHz GaN PA delivers 35% PAE for wide-ranging applications

March 21, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
TriQuint Semiconductor has released a packaged, 30 W wideband gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier with high power and efficiency for communications, defense and related applications. The TGA2576-FL delivers 30 W of output power (45.5 dBm) across the 2.5-6 GHz frequency range.

The latest device is fabricated using TriQuint’s 0.25-micron, production-released GaN on SiC process and is available in a standard, surface-mount flange package. The TGA2576-FL typically offers 35% PAE and 26 dBm of small signal gain. Samples and evaluation fixtures for the device are now available.