Keith Benson Presenter
Keith Benson ,
Product Line Director
Walt Demore ,
Engineering Manager

GaN Solutions: Devices to Solid State HPAs

Gallium Nitride (GaN) is revolutionizing Aerospace and Defense Systems. In this webcast ADI discusses Gallium Nitride technology, reviewing the benefits and challenges of using GaN devices in future high power amplifiers (HPA) for a wide range of Radar, Communications and Electronic Defense systems. A detailed comparison to alternative solutions is alsoprovided as well as insight into future GaN based solutions.

Keith Benson graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S.E.E. in 2002 and from the University of California, Santa Barbara with an M.S.E.E. in 2004. He spent much of his early career at Hittite Microwave designing ICs used in RF wireless electronics. He then moved to manage a team of IC design engineers focusing on wireless communication links. In 2014, Hittite Microwave was acquired by Analog Devices where he became a product line director for RF/MW amplifiers and phased array ICs. Keith currently holds 3 U.S. patents related to novel amplifier techniques.

Walt DeMore received his B.S.E.E. from UCLA in 1983 and his M.S.E.E. under the Hughes Aircraft Company fellowship program in 1987. While at Hughes, he worked on several national security programs including the Milstar satellite constellation and the Wideband Global satellite system. His contributions included microwave module and MMIC development, phased array subsystem architecture and design, and leadership of engineering design teams. He is also the holder of five U.S. patents.