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