500-W GaN L-Band amplifier ideal for radar applications
The amplifier is optimized for pulsed power applications requiring efficiency and compact size. It operates from 1.2 GHz to 1.4 GHz and provides 500 W of pulsed RF power from a 50 V supply. It also offers high gain of 16.5 dB and high efficiency of 55 percent. The RFHA1027 is housed in a small form factor package of 24mm by 17.4 mm, and is input and output matched to 50 ohms, efficiently minimizing external components. In addition, the package leverages RFMD’s advanced heat-sink and power-dissipation technologies to deliver excellent thermal stability and conductivity.
The RFHA1027 targets new and existing radar architectures requiring ruggedness and reliability. The introduction of RFHA1027 follows the previous release of RFHA1020 (280 W L-Band) and RF3928 (280 W S-Band).