SATELLITE 2017: Wolfspeed looking forward to discuss the future of satellite technology

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, a global leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology and the premier provider of the most field-tested SiC power and GaN-on-SiC RF solutions in the world, is exhibiting and contributing to the technical program at SATELLITE 2017, which will  take place March 6 – 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Widely recognized as the largest and most important global satellite technology event of the year, SATELLITE has played a critical role for more than 35 years in determining how satellites will shape the future. The conference serves to unite aerospacethought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users, and other aerospace professionals from more than 150 nations to discuss major issues and new developments in the areas of satellite technology.

Exhibiting at Booth #2138, Wolfspeed representatives will be onsite to introduce a MMIC power amplifier for lower Ku-band satellite communication applications. Operating from 12.7–13.25 GHz instantaneously with an output power of 60W, the CMPA1D1C060D three-stage GaN-on-SiC power amplifier provides 3 times higher gain than competing GaAs and GaN input matched transistors currently on the market. A power efficiency increase of approximately 30% is also achieved by leveraging Wolfspeed’s GaN MMIC technology.

“As a global leader in GaN-on-SiC MMIC technology, we’re proud to be a part of an innovative conference like SATELLITE 2017,” said Jim Milligan, RF and microwave director, Wolfspeed. “Satellite technology is advancing rapidly and the wide bandwidth and higher efficiency advantages of GaN will be a key part of next generation payloads for both commercial and military applications. With Wolfspeed’s proven track record of faster cycle times, higher first-pass design successes, and greater reliability than our competitors, we’re looking forward to joining the discussion on the future of satellite technology.”

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