CGH40180PP

180-W RF Power GaN HEMT

Cree’s CGH40180PP is an unmatched, gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT). The CGH40180PP, operating from a 28-volt rail, offers a general-purpose, broadband solution to a variety of RF and microwave applications. GaN HEMTs offer high efficiency, high gain and wide bandwidth capabilities, making the CGH40180PP ideal for linear and compressed amplifier circuits. The transistor is available in a 4-lead flange package.

FEATURES:

  • Up to 2.5 GHz Operation
  • 20 dB Small Signal Gain at 1.0 GHz
  • 15 dB Small Signal Gain at 2.0 GHz
  • 220 W typical PSAT
  • 70 % Efficiency at PSAT
  • 28 V Operation

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by Raymond S. Pengelly, William Pribble, Thomas Smith

This Simulation of power amplifiers (PAs) for modern wireless base station and small cell systems is an essential part of the design process. At a cell site, the PA consumes the bulk of the dc power, generates the most heat, and thus represents the greatest operational cost. Maximum PA efficiency is a necessity to manage these costs, which is a sizeable challenge in a PA that also must be highly linear to support the complex multilevel modulation types and wide bandwidths used for current and developing wireless transmission standards. Accurate simulation allows
the PA designer to meet these challenges by exploring the available design options and then optimizing the circuit that is selected for the application.
Design 12 Dec 2014
by Raymond S. Pengelly, Simon M. Wood, James W. Milligan, Scott T. Sheppard, and William L. Pribble
Design 01 Jun 2012
by Raymond S. Pengelly, Brad Millon, Donald Farrell, Bill Pribble, and Simon Wood

Presentation from the 2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Workshop on Challenges in Model-Based HPA Design

This presentation discusses attributes of GaN HEMTs, Cree GaN HEMT models, design examples (Broadband CW Amplifiers and Linear WiMAX Amplifier), and future model improvements.
Design 16 Jun 2008
by Francisco Javier Ortega-Gonzalez, David Tena-Ramos, Moises Patino-Gomez, Jose Manuel Pardo-Martin, Diego Madueno-Pulido

This paper presents a high-power, high-efficiency wideband suboptimum Class-E RF power amplifier based on a packaged high-power GaN HEMT. It uses a simple double-reactance compensation and impedance transformation load network that includes device intrinsic capacitance, package parasitics, low-loss microstrip transmission lines, and lumped components. This load network makes the GaN HEMT operate in suboptimum Class-E from 900 to 1500 MHz (50% fractional bandwidth at 1200 MHz).
Design 01 Jan 2013
by Donald A. Gajewski, Scott Sheppard, Tina McNulty, Jeff B. Barner, Jim Milligan and John Palmour

This paper reports the reliability performance of the Cree, Inc., GaN/AlGaN HEMT MMIC process technology, fabricated on 100 mm high purity semi-insulating (HPSI) 4H-SiC substrates.
Design 01 May 2011
by Ildu Kim, Jangheon Kim, Junghwan Moon, Jungjoon Kim, and Bumman Kim

Demonstrating a highly efficient Hybrid Envelope Elimination and Restoration transmitter for IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX applications using a highly efficient saturated Power Amplifier (PA). For the optimum H-EER operation, the PA has been designed to have a maximum PAE at the average Vds region by using 10 W (P3dB ) GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor.
Design 01 Jun 2009