Sumitomo Electric Expands S-Band Offering for Radar Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc. (SEDU), a leading provider of advanced wireless and optical communications solutions, is introducing new 500W single-ended GaN power amplifiers (PAs) for S-band radar at IMS 2013 in Seattle. The devices are the first in their class housed in a space-saving IV package—at 17.4mm x 24mm x 5 mm about half the size of current PAs—while offering high efficiency and gain to Radar manufacturers.

"The new PAs are a natural extension of our expertise in GaN technology and reduced footprint, resulting in devices that combine high-power performance into the smallest packages," says John Wyatt, President of Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA. "This expertise enables radar designers to evolve designs into smaller form factors while enhancing performance."

Key Features/Benefits

  • Internally matched to provide optimum power and gain for 50ohm systems
  • Broadband operation: two devices cover the entire S-band
  • High operating voltage: 50V
  • High efficiency: 60% typical target
  • High gain: 12 dB gain minimum target
  • Low thermal resistance: for superior heat dissipation
  • IV package: compact space-saving footprint

Device Frequency Min. Output Power Typical Pulse Width Typical Duty Package
2731-500W 2.7-3.1 GHz 500W 150µs 10% IV
3135-500W 3.1-3.5 GHz

Sumitomo's GaN PAs for radar applications span from L-Band to X-Band with power levels up to 600W. Please visit our booth (2120) at the International Microwave Symposium 2013 (IMS) in Seattle, June 4 – June 7 2013.

About Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc. (SEDU)

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc., (SEDU), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., is a leading provider of RF high power wireless solutions for the global communications marketplace. SEDU has become the most reliable and respected supplier of compound semiconductor products in the world, leveraging the synergy between the accumulated developments, manufacturing and sales resources. SEDU also provides a comprehensive line of optical components and modules to the telecom, CATV, broadband, and data communications markets. SEDU focuses on the Americas market, while drawing on the well-established global presence of Sumitomo to achieve integrated support to customer facilities throughout the world.

CONTACT: Press Contact: Effie Favreau Global Marketing efavreau@sei-device.comSource:Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, U.S.A., Inc.