Ka-band HBT MMIC power amplifier

S. Tanaka, S. Yamanouchi, Y. Amamiya, T. Niwa, K. Hosoya, H. Shimawaki, K. Honjo

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This paper reports on the fully matched, HBT MMIC power amplifier operating at the Ka-band with >1W CW output power. At 30 GHz, the power amplifier delivered maximum output power of 1.59 W with peak PAE of 35% and 6.5-dB linear gain. The achieved performance indicates that HBTs are strong candidate as cost-effective MMICs for Ka-band wireless applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 11
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 2000 Jun 112000 Jun 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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