Solid State Power Amplifiers
High efficiency, high reliability, graceful degradation
SSPAs based on the latest Galium Nitride (GaN) technology offer the best combination of high peak powers, high reliability, high efficiency, and soft degradation. High efficiency and high power are hallmarks of GaN technology, enabling SSPAs to challenge traditional tube-based amplifiers across the design spectrum. In addition the long lifetime from these devices, combined with the gradual degradation should individual devices fail, provide unparalleled service lifetime. Techniques such as bias modulation and linearization provide even better prime-power efficiency while still meeting the demanding requirements of pulsed or CW applications.