High IP3 AlGaN/GaN HEMT LNAs on Silicon

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-01-C-0253
Agency Tracking Number: 525030172
Amount: $400,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
628Hutton Street - Suite 103, Raleigh, NC, 27606
DUNS: 091129465
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Linthicum
 (919) 807-9100
Business Contact
 Warren Weeks
Phone: (919) 807-9100
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
 Dimitris Pavlidis
 2307 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
 (734) 647-1778
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The phase II proposed effort continues our studies initiated under our phase I work entitled Nitride Semiconductor Substrates. Having demonstrated the ability to produce large area (100-mm) GaN-on-silicon, Nitronex now proposes to advance the technologytowards fabrication and commercialization of X-band High IP3 AlGaN/GaN HEMT Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) on silicon. Our goals are to demonstrate LNAs exhibiting NF=0.9dB at 10GHz. The device will be scaled to achieve LNAs with third-order intercept pointof 50dBm. We also propose to carry on the LNA work towards Hybrids and MMICs. Nitronex will partner with the University of Michigan, under the direction of Dr. Dimitris Pavlidis, to accomplish these goals.BENEFITS: Commercial applications for GaNsolid-state amplifiers include cellular base station transmitters, cellular high frequency backhaul links, satellite communications, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint distribution systems, including the emerging MMDS and LMDS standards.

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