45GHz PAs Delivered to Northrop Grumman for insertion into a SATCOM LCT

Tolga Dinc and Anandaroop Chakrabarti delivered packaged 45GHz ELASTx Class-E PAs to Northrop Grumman for insertion into a SATCOM LCT (Low Cost Terminal) Demo replacing existing GaAs driver PAs.  A protected, frequency-hopping, Q-band SATCOM signal containing a video file was sent through the PA and then was routed back to the terminal for downconversion and demodulation. View the video below that demonstrates the feasibility of stacked Class-E SOI CMOS mmWave PAs replacing GaAs PAs in real DoD systems! (link to video)

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