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 University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S.E.E and the University of California, Santa Barbara with a M.S.E.E in 2004. He then began his career in 2004 designing Microwave ICs at Hittite Microwave Corporation. In 2011, he became the manager of an IC design group focusing on designing high frequency amplifiers and integrated frequency conversion ICs. In early 2014, he became the Director of Amplifier products for Hittite Microwave. In July of 2014, Hittite Microwave was acquired by Analog Devices where he became a Product Line Director for RF/MW Amplifier and Phased Array ICs. Keith holds three 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.