Custom power amplifier chip for an ALMA warm cartridge assembly

A close-up of a crucial component of an ALMA Warm Cartridge Assembly, a custom power amplifier chip designed by US National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) engineers and fabricated by BAE Systems of Nashua, New Hampshire, using a process that enables such amplifiers to work at frequencies above the normal 100 gigahertz limit of commercially available devices of this type.

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NRAO/AUI/NSF

About the Image

Id:ann12042c
Type:Photographic
Release date:5 June 2012, 17:00
Related announcements:ann12042
Size:1000 x 664 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:ALMA

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