Wolfspeed,
A Cree Company
, and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron
mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits
(MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, is exhibiting at the 35th
annual MILCOM
2016
, which will take place November 1 – 3 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

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Widely
recognized as the premier international conference for military communications,
MILCOM provides security professionals, communications experts, and decision
makers from every branch of the US armed forces, multinational forces, the
Department of Defense, and other federal agencies with unique opportunities to
share, address, and attempt to solve the command, control, communications,
computer, and intelligence challenges they’re currently facing.

 

Several
representatives from Wolfspeed’s RF Foundry — the world’s largest dedicated,
commercial wide bandgap production device facility — including Foundry Services
Program Manager, Richie Richards, and RF Product Marketing Manager, Ryan Baker,
will be onsite at Booth
#5052
to engage with attendees and promote the military communications
reference design circuit they recently developed for wide bandwidth, low
frequency power amplifiers.

 

“Designed
for high performance, wideband communications applications, VHF and UHF
amplifiers built using Wolfspeed’s GaN technology are ideal for public safety,
tactical, and secure military communications. Other communications applications
in which transmitters are challenged to reduce size and weight, or are seeking
to improve bandwidth, efficiency, and frequency of operation, will also greatly
benefit from our GaN products,” said Jim Milligan, director, RF, Wolfspeed.
“These features enable significant savings with regard to operating expenses,
and, in the case of handheld radios, can lead to improved battery life. We’re
pleased to provide military communications design engineers with a
demonstration circuit that allows them to quickly, easily, and accurately
evaluate the typical performance our advanced devices can achieve in their
designs.”

 

Featuring
two unmatched GaN HEMTs: a 15W CGHV27015S
that acts as a driver stage for a 100W CGHV40100F
— both of which completed testing to demonstrate compliance with NASA
reliability standards for satellite and space systems earlier this year — key
features of Wolfspeed’s combined amplifier demonstration circuit for military
and tactical communications applications include: wide bandwidth operation
spanning 50 MHz
1,000 MHz, >18 dB small signal gain from the output stage, >30 dB small
signal gain from driver and output stages, >50 % drain efficiency, and 100W
saturated output power.

 

“Communications
are a crucial component of military readiness and operations, so we also take
great pride in providing our customers with the most robust RF GaN process
available,” said Richie Richards, foundry services program manager, Wolfspeed.
“Wolfspeed’s discrete GaN RF transistors and multi-stage GaN MMICs demonstrate
industry-leading reliability and performance, having accrued more than 100
billion total hours of field operation with a best-in-class FIT rate. Wolfspeed
also provides world-class design assistance, testing, and support to help
customers realize their unique specifications, and has a proven track record of
doing that with faster cycle times and higher first-pass design successes than
our competitors.”

 

MILCOM
attendees who visit the Wolfspeed booth (#5052) can also scan their badge for a
chance to win one of two Phantom
3
drones that will be given away at drawings scheduled for 3:00pm on
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1 and 2. Attendees must be present in order to
win.

 

For more
information about Wolfspeed’s RF Foundry services and components, please visit http://wolfspeed.com/RF/Foundry-Services
and http://wolfspeed.com/RF,
or if you’re planning to attend MILCOM
2016
, November 1–3 in Baltimore, Maryland, visit Wolfspeed at Booth
#5052
. For all other inquiries about Wolfspeed foundry services
and RF components, please contact Ryan Baker, RF product marketing manager,
Wolfspeed, at ryan.baker@wolfspeed.com
or 919-407-7816.