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GALLIUM NITRIDE OUTPUT STAGE FOR CONVERTER (ARTES 5.1 5C.266)

on 24 August 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8390
Open Date: 21/08/2015
Closing Date: 27/11/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.1TT.35
Prog. Ref.: ARTES 5 Sub-El. 5.1
Budget Ref.: E/0505-01B - ARTES 5 Sub-El. 5.1
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+LU+CZ+RO+CA
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division: Technologies and Product Division
Contract Officer: Dorval, Nathalie
Last Update Date: 21/08/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test an output amplifier based on European GaN MMIC technology. The GaN implementation of the output stage could be very attractive since the technology can provide high linearity together with high efficiency i.e. high figure of merit(IP3/P_DC). An improvement of 5 dB is expected. Moreover, the inherent property of GaN impedance level of GaN vs. that of GaAs brings easier matching and wider bandwidth. For the full description of this activity and up-to-date intended issue quarter/intended issue week information, please consult the ARTES website: http://artes.esa.int/artes-51/tenders.

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