Design of a 5W Single Chip Front-End for C-Ku Band T/R Modules

In this contribution an integrated Single Chip Front-End (SCFE) for next generation Electronic Warfare T/R modules is presented. The proposed circuit relies on a concurrent design technique merging switches and HPA matching network. Realized MMIC features a 6.3×4.3mm² outline operating in the 5.5–18 GHz band with a typical output power of 6W, an associated PAE of 10% and 3dB insertion loss in Rx mode.