RF Energy

RF Energy and MACOM



Solid State Cooking

MACOM demonstrates it's 300 W GaN power transistor in action, live from IMS 2016 with MWJ

RF Energy Alliance

MACOM is a member of the RF Energy Alliance.  Learn more about the Alliance

MACOM's Commitment to RF Energy

“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.

Mike Ziehl
VP & GM, Multi-Market

MACOM GaN for RF Energy

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High Power GaN Portfolio

GaN Technology in Mainstream RF Energy Applications

MACOM and the RF Energy Alliance present: GaN Technology in Mainstream RF Energy Applications

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.

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RF Energy

Introduction

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

Key Advantages

  • Higher Efficiency and Reliability
  • Higher Linearity
  • Increased Precision and Control
  • Excellent Gain
  • Low Power
  • Lower Cost Structure

Key Applications

  • Automotive Ignition
  • Industrial Cooking
  • Industrial Drying
  • Medical Tumor Ablation
  • Plasma Street Lighting

Traditional versus Solid State RF Energy Generation

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RF Energy in Daily Life Part 4: GaN for Industrial Heating and Drying

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 cookingplasma 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

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How GaN is Transforming RF Energy and Cooking Applications

The RF energy market has evolved relatively slowly since magnetrons first came into widespread commercial use in microwave ovens in the early 1970s. Today, there exists a variety of use cases for RF energy, including industrial and consumer cooking, drying, lighting, medical and automotive applications. Read More
 

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