Solid State Cooking
MACOM demonstrates it's 300 W GaN power transistor in action, live from IMS 2016 with MWJ
“With our recently announced Gen4 GaN technology, we are able to provide greater than 70 percent efficiency and 19dB gain at a cost structure below that of the incumbent technology. We are very proud to be part of the RF Energy Alliance, and believe that we have the correct technology, people and partnerships to bring GaN into mainstream applications such as RF ignition systems, solid-state cooking and high-lumen plasma lighting.
VP & GM, Technical Marketing
Radiofrequency (RF) energy applications use controlled electromagnetic radiation to heat items or to power all kinds of processes. Today, magnetron tubes commonly generate this energy. Tomorrow, it will be generated by an all solid-state semiconductor chain.
Solid-state RF energy offers numerous benefits unavailable via alternate solutions: low-voltage drive, semiconductor-type reliability, smaller form factor and an “all-solid-state electronics” footprint. Perhaps its most compelling attributes are fast frequency-, phase- and power-agility complemented by hyper-precision. Collectively, the technology’s attributes yield an unprecedented process control range, even energy distribution, and fast adaption to changing load conditions.
Gallium Nitride (GaN) and RF (Radio Frequency) Energy applications are on the cusp of transforming the industrial market. We have examined how GaN has changed cooking, plasma lighting and medical processes, and in part four of our RF Energy in Daily Life series, we are going to look at GaN for industrial heating and drying. Learn More
The MAGe-102425-300 is based off of MACOM's Gen4 GaN technology, designed for customers who need GaN on SiC performance at an LDMOS cost structure. Optimized for commercial scale solid-state RF energy applications.