Richardson RFPD Supporting New SatCom Software Reference Design from Wolfspeed

GaN-based amplifier provides 50+ W power from 4.4–5.0 GHz

February 12, 2020 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today their full support for a new reference design from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company.

The CGHV1F025S-AMP4 reference design is a balanced amplifier that combines two unmatched surface mount transistors to provide over 50 W of power from 4.4 to 5.0 GHz.

The design goal of the CGHV1F025S-AMP4 was to create an application circuit for tactical radio capable of operating under a constant amplitude signal such as offset QPSK (OQPSK). It utilizes the CGHV1F025S, a 25 W RF power transistor housed in a plastic package DFN package for surface mount applications. Breakout paths are available on the board to operate a single device for applications requiring lower output power.

With measured EVM less than 3% under 6.0 dB PAPR OQPSK signal, the design meets harsh linearity requirements for troposcatter tactical radio. It is also suitable for satellite communications (SatCom) and radio links applications.

The CGHV1F025S-AMP4 reference design documentation includes a dxf file, PCB, schematic drawing and assembly drawing. A license-free copy of the files is available from Richardson RFPD.

For more information on the new reference design files, please visit the CGHV1F025S-AMP4 webpage or call 1-800-737-6937 (within North America). To learn about additional products from Wolfspeed, please visit the Wolfspeed storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.

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