Radio Frequency (RF) ICs

Alphacore is developing state-of-art MMICs for aerospace, defense, and communications applications. We access established foundries, and our design approach allows us to offer clients highly cost-effective MMICs with performance specifications exceeding the currently available solutions.

Alphacore’s flagship RF product currently under development is a gallium-nitride (GaN) based Ka-band 32 watt radiation hardened power amplifier (PA), specifically designed for CubeSat applications. Alphacore’s PA is anticipated to provide over 4 times the output power with significantly higher efficiency and higher operating frequencies compared to existing PA products. Alphacore anticipates the total system power added efficiency (PAE) to be at least 20 percent, with GaN PA MMIC efficiency over 28% at maximum power.