TOKYO, October 4, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it will launch a Ka-band (26-40GHz) 8W gallium nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier for satellite earth stations. The new MGFG5H3001, which offers industry top-level low distortion and output power rating of 8W, boasts a small footprint that will help to downsize power transmitters. Mitsubishi Electric will begin shipping samples on November 1.
Satellite networks, which are used for high-speed communication during natural disasters and in areas where ground networks are difficult to construct, are currently implemented mainly in the C-band (4-8GHz) and Ku-band (12-18GHz), but higher frequencies are increasingly being used. Also, market demands for deployments in the higher-frequency Ka-band are increasing. Mitsubishi Electric's new Ka-band GaN-HEMT MMIC will help meet the growing demand for higher frequency deployments, as well as facilitate the development of satellite communications equipment capable of extra-high output power and efficiency.
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