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

GaN Solutions: Devices to Solid State HPAs

Gallium Nitride (GaN) is revolutionizing Aerospace and Defense Systems. In this webcast ADI will discuss 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 will also be provided as well as insight into future GaN based solutions.

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Keith Benson received his M.S.E.E from UCSB in 2004. After graduation, he joined Hittite Microwave Corporation where he spent 7 years as an MMIC designer and designed over 50 standard products. In 2014, he assumed the role of Director of Amplifier Products at Hittite Microwave. Following the acquisition of Hittite Microwave by Analog Devices, Keith has the current position of Product Line Director of RF/MW Amplifiers and Phased Array Products. He holds 3 U.S. patents related to novel Distributed Amplifier techniques.

Walt DeMore received his BSEE from UCLA in 1983 and his MSEE 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. In 2002 Walt joined TRW, later acquired by Northrop Grumman, where developed high efficiency wideband RF power amplifiers. In 2010, Walt was elected as a Northrop Grumman Technical Fellow. Walt is currently the engineering manager leading the high power subsystems group at Analog Devices in San Diego, CA. He holds 5 U.S. patents.