Alexa Ampleon has 50 years of RF Power leadership and exploits the full potential of data and energy transfer in RF
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September Edition 2020

Ampleon has 50 years of RF Power leadership and exploits the full potential of data and energy transfer in RF

Ampleon has 50 years of RF Power leadership and exploits the full potential of data and energy transfer in RF

Power is a necessity for networking, allowing us to charge our batteries, connect millions of devices, communicate over long distances and keep our signals clear.

Don’t believe me? Kill the power and see what happens to your network. But with great RF power comes great responsibility. Power management is the art and science of optimizing input and output signals to maximize the efficiency and performance of RF devices – and it’s no easy feat. Each networking device has its own unique power requirements. Higher data rates often mean more power consumption and complexity, which can introduce losses that reduce reliability and increase cost. Low data rate devices, such as those supporting the Internet of Things (IoT), draw very little power in order to conserve every millisecond of precious battery power.

Ampleon specializes in RF Power and offer a broad range of transistors as discrete devices, MMICs, pallets and modules in LDMOS as well as GaN technology. The company’s products are designed to operate in various frequency bands and come with a comprehensive package line-up. For over 50 years, Ampleon’s customers trust its reliable and proven product consistency with highest yield manufacturing.

Mobile Broadband

Over 50 years of hands-on experience and high-quality designs allows the company to tailor its RF portfolio to a wide range of high and low power applications. Its first-rate and user-friendly RF solutions offer best size/performance trade-offs on system level, whereas uncompromised ruggedness together with excellent thermals enable its products to work in the most demanding conditions. Looking for assistance in solution selection? Ampleon offers you best-in-class application and model support.

Aerospace and Defense

Ampleon has over 50 years of experience in the aerospace and defense (A&D) market and combines unique ITAR free GaN and LDMOS solutions with excellent application competence to address radar, electronic countermeasure and communications design challenges.

Broadcast

Ampleon is the world’s main supplier of broadcasting transistors designed for 50 V and 65 V nominal operation over the entire FM, VHF and UHF frequency bands. Based upon successive generations of both symmetrical and a-symmetrical LDMOS transistors, ampleon has continuously updated its portfolio to enable industry's most efficient narrowband and ultra-wideband Doherty (UWD) architectures.

Industrial, Scientific and Medical

Ampleon is leading the transformation of Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) systems into broadband, reliable and smarter solid-state based systems operating at frequencies up to 2.4 GHz. The firm offers complete line-ups based upon a comprehensive portfolio of 50 V and 65 V extremely rugged transistors and pallet modules that ensure best-in class power and efficiency profiles over the entire frequency band while withstanding the harshest mismatch conditions.

“Ampleon has more than 1,650 employees worldwide, dedicated to creating optimal value for customers.”

Cooking and Defrosting

Ampleon is revolutionizing the conventional cooking and defrosting methods with a comprehensive roadmap of high-power RF Si LDMOS and GaN solutions. Ampleon works closely with its customers and partners and provide them with superior technical support and thought leadership to enable birth of faster and smarter solid state based microwave ovens.

Plasma Lighting

Ampleon is a technology innovator delivering high-power RF Si LDMOS solutions that are used to develop the next revolution in light sources, i.e. RF plasma lighting. These innovative light sources are powered by directed RF radiation which ignites the gas mixtures and creates a very bright plasma with an emission spectrum similar to sun light. Ampleon's solutions address stringent efficiency and ruggedness challenges needed to deliver energy to this new light source.

Reinier Beltman, Chief Executive Officer

Reinier Beltman is CEO of Ampleon and prior to that was Vice President and General Manager of the Business Line RF Power at NXP. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and started his career as a designer at Philips.

Prior to his current assignment he has worked in several R&D and managerial (business) roles in Philips Semiconductors, LSI Logic and NXP in the Netherlands, USA and Taiwan.

“Our innovative, yet consistent portfolio offers products and solutions for a wide range of applications, such as mobile broadband infrastructure, radio & TV broadcasting, CO2 lasers & plasma, MRI, particle accelerators, radar & air-traffic control, non-cellular communications, RF cooking & defrosting, RF heating and plasma lighting.”


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