Step change thermal management of RF devices using CVD diamond
CVD diamond heat spreaders provide superior thermal management for high power RF applications. Thermal conductivity can be engineered to suit the application, but it is necessary to consider the system as a whole in order to achieve maximum benefits.
For active devices CVD diamond heat spreaders enable:
- Higher power operation for a given maximum operating temperature
- Reduced peak temperatures (~25%) for a given power
RF resistors using CVD diamond substrates can operate at higher frequencies and powers before parasitic effects lead to signal distortion (>100w & > 10 GHz). Read more