Industrial Cooking

Solid state Radio Frequency (RF) energy applications use controlled electromagnetic energy to heat items or power all kinds of processes. Today, magnetron tubes commonly generate this energy. Tomorrow it will be generated by an all solid-state-semiconductor chain.

In a market where performance and reliability are key, solid state solutions driven by MACOM’s new GaN technology are making a big difference. Whereas today's traditional cooking solutions use magnetrons with certain limitations in cooking control and requiring continuous maintenance control, the new generation will use solid-state RF solutions that enable a SMART alternative to magnetrons. Solid-state RF solutions will enable industrial ovens that are versatile, easily scalable, reliable, controllable, homogeneous, and provide a very reproducible energy source. While improving current cooking techniques it will also enable new still-to-be-discovered cooking experiences. MACOM’s Gen4 GaN is well positioned to meet both the performance and cost challenges of this emerging RF Energy market.

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RF Energy Cooking System

Solid-state RF solutions will enable industrial ovens that are versatile, easily scalable, reliable, controllable, homogeneous, and provide a very reproducible energy source. MACOM’s Gen4 GaN is well positioned to meet both the performance and cost challenges of this emerging RF Energy market.

 This application block diagram highlights the products and applications that MACOM is developing for small-signal generation and controller, and high power amplifiers and couplers.

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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