Product News

Reference: APN029

Date: May 23, 2017

Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 23, 2017  –  Ampleon today announced the Gen10 series of LDMOS RF power transistors that deliver a record efficiency of 52 % and 18 dB of gain (at 1.8 GHz) in wireless infrastructure power amplifiers. Specifically designed to meet the demands of the cellular industry for more power efficient base station designs, the Gen10 family reduces power consumption, shrinks the size and weight of the power amplifier, and lowers the operating temperature of infrastructure equipment.

Thanks to an innovative implementation of internal decoupling, the transistors enable wide band operation, where a single PA can cover a complete LTE band simultaneously.

Fred van Rijs, Senior Director LDMOS program, Ampleon comments, “This is a breakthrough showing that major performance increases are still possible with LDMOS. These improvements of around 2 dB of gain and 5 points of efficiency, significantly contribute to a greener planet by lowering the power consumption of wireless base stations.”

The Gen10 series of RF power transistors include:

  • BLC10G18XS-320AVT, 1805 – 1880 MHz, > 47.5 dBm average, > 51.5 % efficiency
  • BLC10G20LS-240PWT, 1805 – 1880 MHz, 47.5 dBm average, > 52 % efficiency (in a 3-way PA)
  • BLC10G22LS-100AWT, 2110 – 2200 MHz, 42 dBm average, > 49.3 % efficiency
  • BLC10G22XS-400AVT, 2110 – 2200 MHz, > 49.4 dBm, > 48.6 % efficiency
  • BLC10G27XS-320AVT, 2500 – 2700 MHz, > 47.1 dBm, > 47.5 % efficiency

Gen10 devices are assembled using Ampleon’s innovative and most cost effective ACP3 packaging.

Product demonstration: The Gen10 family of devices will be showcased on Ampleon’s booth #914 at International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 6 – 8th June, Honolulu, Hawaii.


For further information and reader enquiries:

Natascha Jellema,

Project Manager Corporate Communications,

Ampleon Netherlands B.V., Halfgeleiderweg 8, 6534 AV Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 6 208 14 771,


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