A novel high-performance V-band GaN MMIC HPA for the QV-LIFT project

Joël Moron, Rémy Leblanc, Peter Frijlink, François Lecourt, Manuel Sigler, George Goussetis, Giandomenico Amendola, Giuseppe Codispoti, Giuseppe Valente, Giorgia Parca

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This paper reports the development of a V-band Gallium Nitride (GaN) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) high power amplifier in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project QV-LIFT. Design manufacturing and on-wafer pulsed measurements of the first run were performed by OMMIC and demonstrate peak output power of about 5W. ERZIA Technologies has designed the connectorized module for Continuous Wave (CW) characterization of the circuit and has performed the measurements of the module, demonstrating RF power in excess of 3 W at the satellite V-band. Overall experimental measurements are in line with the theoretical predictions and they represent state of the art.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKa and Broadband Communications Conference 2018
PublisherKa and Broadband Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event24th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference 2018 - Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 15 Oct 201818 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameKa and Broadband Communications Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2573-6124


Conference24th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference 2018
CityNiagara Falls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems


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