Sumitomo Electric Expands S-Band Offering for Radar Applications

Sumitomo Electric Expands S-Band Offering for Radar Applications

500W GaN Power Amplifiers Lead Industry in Packaging and Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sumitomo Electric Device
Innovations USA, Inc. (SEDU), a leading provider of advanced wireless and
optical communications solutions, is introducing new 500W single-ended GaN
power amplifiers (PAs) for S-band radar at IMS 2013 in Seattle. The devices
are the first in their class housed in a space-saving IV package—at 17.4mm x
24mm x 5 mm about half the size of current PAs—while offering high efficiency
and gain to Radar manufacturers.

"The new PAs are a natural extension of our expertise in GaN technology and
reduced footprint, resulting in devices that combine high-power performance
into the smallest packages," says John Wyatt, President of Sumitomo Electric
Device Innovations USA. "This expertise enables radar designers to evolve
designs into smaller form factors while enhancing performance."

Key Features/Benefits

  *Internally matched to provide optimum power and gain for 50ohm systems
  *Broadband operation: two devices cover the entire S-band
  *High operating voltage: 50V
  *High efficiency: 60% typical target
  *High gain: 12 dB gain minimum target
  *Low thermal resistance: for superior heat dissipation
  *IV package: compact space-saving footprint

Device    Frequency   Min. Output      Typical Pulse      Typical Duty Package
                      Power            Width
2731-500W 2.7-3.1 GHz 500W             150µs              10%          IV
3135-500W 3.1-3.5 GHz                                               

Sumitomo's GaN PAs for radar applications span from L-Band to X-Band with
power levels up to 600W.Please visit our booth (2120) at the International
Microwave Symposium 2013 (IMS) in Seattle, June 4 – June 7 2013.

About Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc. (SEDU)

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc., (SEDU), a subsidiary of
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., is a leading provider of RF high power
wireless solutions for the global communications marketplace. SEDU has become
the most reliable and respected supplier of compound semiconductor products in
the world, leveraging the synergy between the accumulated developments,
manufacturing and sales resources.SEDU also provides a comprehensive line of
optical components and modules to the telecom, CATV, broadband, and data
communications markets. SEDU focuses on the Americas market, while drawing on
the well-established global presence of Sumitomo to achieve integrated support
to customer facilities throughout the world.

CONTACT: Press Contact:
         Effie Favreau
         Global Marketing
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