Dueme P.,Thaies Systemes Aeroportes SAS TSA |
Mallet-Guy B.,Thaies Systemes Aeroportes SAS TSA |
Mancuso Y.,Thaies Systemes Aeroportes SAS TSA |
Billstrom N.,Saab |
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EuMIC 2016 - 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference | Year: 2016
From 2005 to 2009, the European Defense Agency (EDA) supported the KORRIGAN project, aimed at establishing a European supply chain for the manufacturing of GaN HEMT devices and MMICs. This paper describes one follow-up programme, called MAGNUS ('GaN with UMS GH25 process') fully dedicated to MMICs and module design using the quarter micron GaN on SiC process, provided by United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS). The MMIC demonstrators are advanced circuits designed by 7 partners from 5 contributing countries. More than 30 circuits have been designed for each of two foundry runs, including HPAs, robust LNAs, mixers, power switches and multifunction MMICs, working at X-band and in wide bands (one octave and more, at frequencies ranging from 2 GHz to 20 GHz). MAGNUS ended in December 2015 with MMICs demonstrating performances at the state-of-the-art using a European GaN Foundry. © 2016 European Microwave Association.