Integra has released their new tech brief "Zero-in on the Best RF Transistor Technology for Your Radar's High Power Amplifier Designs." The best solid-state, high power amplifiers (HPAs), especially those used in critical defense, aerospace, and weather-radar applications, start with the right choice of discrete or integrated RF power transistors.
In the end, what it all really comes down to, is deciding early-on how far your Radar signal must travel, at what frequency, and with what level of resolution. This will determine how far you’re willing to stretch the budget of your power transistor devices in your block diagram. Get the price/performance tradeoffs right, and you’ll have the power you need to be a disruptor in the radar industry.
Download the full tech brief to learn the key things to look for, and the advantages and disadvantages of each RF Power Transistor technology, while providing a few examples of ideal fits for certain types of applications at different frequencies, and under different waveform conditions.