GaN switching devices come in two different types based on their internal architecture: enhancement mode (e-GaN) and cascoded depletion mode
max], [beta]), both PHEV10 and PHEV40 models were simulated via FASTSim for the standard drive cycles UDDS (EPA standard for city driving)  and HWFET (EPA standard for highway driving) , FASTSim conducts the simulations for each driving cycle, once in charge depletion mode
The devices in question were enhancement mode FETs, whereas the test being employed was for depletion mode
FETs; specifically, they tested the protection diode across the drain to the source in the FET.
As world oil goes into depletion mode
very visibly after 2008 at about 6 percent per year, the world must improve use efficiency each year by 3 percent, increase the amount of long term renewable, wind and solar, energy produced, and take three percent from current uses to provide the power to accomplish the first and second three.
LNA assemblies based upon discrete depletion mode
devices require both a positive and a negative voltage supply, further complicating the PCB layout and the stabilization of the small and large signal performance over temperature.
These new devices can be classified as both an enhancement mode device when operated above the threshold voltage and a depletion mode
MOSFET device when operated at or below threshold voltage.
At 900 MHz a depletion mode
(D-mode) PHEMT features output power density of 630 mW/mm with power-added efficiency (PAE) of 85 percent at 7 V, while an enhancement mode (E-mode) PHEMT features a PAE of 70 percent and higher from 2 to 7 V and high output power densities, especially at lower voltages.
Since the GaAs depletion mode
MESFET requires a negative gate-to-source voltage that controls its state, a driver compatible with the CMOS/TTL components integrated with the RF portion of the switch needed to be developed.
MESFETs used for the SP4T RF switching elements were optimized for minimal insertion loss and maximum bandwidth vs.