Diamond Microwave launches compact high power GaN SSPAs

Diamond Microwave, a specialist in high performance microwave power amplifiers, has announced the launch of ultra-compact high power solid state power amplifiers in X-Band and Ku-Band, which are suitable for use in demanding defence, aerospace and communications applications.

These solid-state power amplifiers are based on GaN devices, and offer state-of-the-art pulsed power performance coupled with a power-to-volume ratio that the company believes to be among the highest in the industry for such products. Pulsed power output levels of up to 150W have been achieved. The designs are flexible in layout and architecture, and are fully customisable to meet individual specifications for electrical, mechanical and environmental parameters. Amplifiers with pulsed power outputs in excess of 1kW, and with multi-octave bandwidths, are also under development.

“Our amplifiers are really pushing boundaries with their compact size and high output powers,” said Richard Lang, managing director at Diamond Microwave. “We showed the amplifiers earlier last month at IMS2013 in Seattle, where we saw a substantial level of interest.”


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