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Defense and Aerospace

For more than 50 years, RFMD has designed and manufactured standard and custom RF and microwave ICs (Integrated Circuits), MMICs (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits), and modules for aerospace, defense, and homeland security applications. We have qualified standard and custom products for space applications. Our GaN power products are used in a range of applications, including handheld MilCom radios and phased array radars. Our breadth of products and manufacturing capabilities, combined with our expertise in understanding program requirements, results in a complete solution for RF and microwave applications.

Our GaN products range from 4-15 watts for handheld radio units and up to 500 Watts for Airborne, Shipboard, and land-based L-Band and S-Band radar.

About RFMD’s Aerospace and Defense Group

Located in Broomfield, CO, RFMD’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) group has all of the requisite MIL-PRF and MIL-STD screening.

  • MIL-PRF follows U.S. military specifications that authorize performance and verification of IC devices. This screening assures overall quality, reliability, and functionality of these devices in military applications.
  • MIL-STD screening tests for the suitability of microelectronic devices in military and aerospace electronic systems. Thorough testing ensures a uniform level of capacity and reliability of devices.


Along with certifications, RFMD’s A&D group also has all of the qualifying capabilities to fully qualify products for space flight. These capabilities include high power burn-in and operating life and high power testing. Hermetic (or airtight) packaging capabilities are also available

RFMD Solution’s Applications

  • Space
  • Satellite programs
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Radios
  • Radars
  • Telemetry
  • Missile programs
  • Homeland Security
  • Communications systems