Advantech Wireless’ GaN-based SSPAs Achieve Unmatched Field Reliability
[Via Satellite 06-22-2016] Advantech Wireless has announced that its newest line of GaN-based Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) have reached unmatched field Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) operating values. Launched in 2010, the 100-150 Watt line of Ku-Band GaN-based SSPAs from Advantech Wireless has achieved more than 520,000 hours of measured field MTBF.
The corresponding Advantech Wireless 150-250 Watt C-band GaN-based SSPA family of products has exceeded the barrier of 240,000 hours of recorded MTBF.
These high reliability numbers are more than double of the original calculated MTBF values. Calculated MTBF numbers are based on the individual component’s MTBF values. Advantech Wireless uses an exclusive high temperature burn-in process, temperature cycling, thermal screening, and advanced proprietary design techniques to allow the units to run at optimal conditions and weed out any infant mortality prior to final test and shipment.