In this video from IMS-2016, Custom MMIC’s John Greciehn sits down with Microwave Journal's, Gary Lerude, and discusses how our Ka-band GaN MMIC driver amplifiers feature a unique positive bias, which eliminates the need for the negative supply that is common to GaAs amplifiers, and ensures a simpler microwave signal chain design. These robust amplifiers handle more varieties of biasing without damage while still upholding performance requirements. Another solution to signal chain challenges, Custom MMIC 5W GaN power amplifiers, are ideally suited for communications applications with an output P1dB that is within a 1 dB range of Psat, allowing for these amplifiers to perform with high efficiencies close to saturation. We've also pioneered GaN low noise amplifiers (LNAs) by leveraging GaN's high power-handling capabilities to create LNAs that maintain low-noise characteristics while also handling up to 5W of power! This removes the need for limiter or protective circuitry common in phased array radar and communication designs. While GaAs is still a go-to technology for many of our designs, we're being thoughtful and innovative on how we use GaN to power new RF and microwave solutions.