Wireless Network Infrastructure

MACOM GaN - Delivered

Watch MWJ Editor Pat Hindle interview Preet Virk, Senior VP & GM of the Carrier Networks group at MACOM, as they discuss MACOM GaN and how it's achieving leadership efficiency, bandwidth and power gain with the linearity and cost structure like LDMOS, with path to better than LDMOS cost

MACOM's Commitment to Wireless Network Infrastructure

“We believe Gen4 GaN positions MACOM at the vanguard of a transformative evolution in basestation power amplifiers, enabling a price/performance breakthrough that can’t be achieved with alternative semiconductor technologies. We anticipate that the wireless application expertise and commercial manufacturing scale that MACOM brings to this domain via the MAGb product platform will vault GaN-based PAs into the mainstream, unlocking a host of benefits for the next generation of wireless basestations.”

Preetinder Virk
Senior VP & GM - Carrier Networks

High Power GaN Portfolio

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MACOM GaN Technology for Wireless Basestations

Introduction

MACOM's new MAGb series is the industry's first commercial basestation-optimized family of GaN transistors to achieve leadership efficiency, bandwidth and power gain with the linearity and cost structure like LDMOS, with path to better than LDMOS cost. Leveraging MACOM's Gen4 GaN technology, this new series enables wireless carriers to deploy the latest LTE releases and significantly reduce operating expenses at highly competitive price points, with robust and scalable CMOS-like supply chain combined with MACOM’s best in class applications and design support team with decades of experience.

Debunking GaN Myths

The semiconductor technology landscape for wireless infrastructure is undergoing a major transformation, particularly in the power amplifier (PA) market. The multi-decade dominance that laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistors have sustained in the PA domain is being challenged by Gallium Nitride (GaN), and the implications for wireless basestation performance and operating costs are profound. Learn more

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