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This paper describes efficient GaN/AlGaN HEMTs and MMICs for L/S-band (1-4 GHz) and X-band frequencies (8-12 GHz) on three-inch s.i. SiC substrates. Dual-stage MMICs in microstrip transmission-line technology yield a power-added efficiency of ¿40% at 8.56 GHz for a power level of ¿11 W. A single-stage MMIC yields a PAE of ¿55% with 6 W of output power at(More)
This paper presents an efficient power amplifier MMIC at K-Band (20 GHz) designed for a 0.25 μm AlGaN/GaN HEMT process on three-inch s.i.-SiC substrates. A low-loss network topology is used for second-harmonic output matching to achieve high PAE. The measured amplifier has a maximum PAE of 41% and an associated output power of 31.4dBm when operated(More)
We report on technology, performance and reliability of state-of-the-art AlGaN/GaN MMICs for space applications. Our quarter-micron gate length HEMTs have breakdown voltages beyond 150 V and deliver 5 W/mm output power density at 30 V drain bias with 50% PAE at 10 GHz operating frequency. Packaged two-stage MMICs with 8 W output power for telemetry(More)
Two field plate variants of AlGaN/GaN-HEMTs with and without source-connected field plate (“shield”) were analyzed for the design of efficient High-Power-Amplifier MMICs operating at X-Band frequencies. This paper presents the design and realization of three dual-stage microstrip MMICs using different device variants for narrowband and(More)
This paper describes a balanced AlGaN/GaN HEMT single-stage power amplifier demonstrator for X-band frequencies in microstrip line technology on thinned s.i. SiC substrates. The design features a modular circuit concept and microstrip MMIC directional couplers with low impedance levels. These 3 dB-couplers designed for a center frequency of 10 GHz show a(More)
Wideband amplifiers for the next generation of T/R modules in future active array antennas are realized as monolithically integrated circuits (MMICs) on the basis of novel InAlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) structures. All designs are realized in microstrip transmission line technology. The wideband amplifier MMICs operate up to a(More)
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