All-in-one development platform for GaN-on-Si RF systems

October 10, 2017 // By Julien Happich
With its RF Energy Toolkits, MACOM Technology Solutions aims to speed the development cycles for engineers adapting their product designs for high-performance, power efficient solid-state GaN-based RF energy sources.

The all-in-one RF Energy Toolkit streamlines development cycles and costs for GaN-on-Si-based RF systems, equipping engineers to overcome the limitations of legacy magnetron power sources while achieving significantly higher efficiency than LDMOS-based systems, at comparable cost structures. With the Toolkit, designers are enabled to fine-tune RF energy output for any application requirements, with push-button ease and an intuitive display interface. OEMs designing for more complex RF energy applications can tap MACOM and its partner network for custom applicator and algorithm development, plus expert engineering support.

The RF Energy Toolkits can scale power output up to 300W leveraging MACOM's on-board GaN-on-Si power transistor. They can be paralleled for higher power applications. The Toolkits support pulsed and continuous wave operation at the 2.45GHz frequency band. Future Toolkits will support the 915MHz frequency band.