26 April 2022
MACOM awarded US DoD development contract
MACOM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which designs and makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) has been awarded a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a high-power transmitter.
The contract requires MACOM to develop a 45kW radio frequency (RF) transmitter using gallium nitride (GaN) and antenna beam-forming technology. The solution is based on the firm’s proprietary MACOM PURE CARBIDE GaN components and power combining expertise.
“This award further validates that our semiconductor technology and engineering expertise is suitable for very high-power DoD programs,” says president & CEO Stephen G. Daly. “We look forward to supporting this and other similar programs with our technology.”