New Device Technology and System Design Move Microwave Radar Forward

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020308

Radar – A Mainstream Driver for Defense and Commercial Air Traffic Control

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Radar has always been an important market segment for the military, commercial air traffic control, marine, and weather radar businesses. It goes without saying the RF power semiconductor device sub-segment of the radar markets is an overall driver for RF semiconductors as well. Until recently, solid-state RF power devices for this application were restricted to less than 4 GHz, but the advent of gallium nitride semiconductors has extended the frequency range well up into the microwave and millimeter wave area.

New Device Technology Makes Improved System Design a Reality

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Less than 4 GHz silicon and gallium nitride devices are both used for pulsed radar devices. Gallium arsenide parts are used as driver...

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