Load-Pull Techniques with Applications to Power Amplifier Design [electronic resource] / by Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics: 32Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XIV, 234 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789400744615Subject(s): Physics | Microwaves | Physics | Applied and Technical Physics | Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering | Solid State Physics | Electronic Circuits and DevicesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621 LOC classification: QC1-QC999Online resources: Click here to access online
1 Fundamentals -- 2 Passive Load-Pull Systems -- 3 Active Load-Pull Systems -- 4 Six-Port Based Load-Pull System -- 5 High-Power Load-Pull Systems -- 6 Envelope Load-Pull System -- 7 Waveform Measurement and Engineering -- 8 Advanced Configurations and Applications -- Authors -- About the Book -- Index.
This first book on load-pull systems is intended for readers with a broad knowledge of high frequency transistor device characterization, nonlinear and linear microwave measurements, RF power amplifiers and transmitters. Load-Pull Techniques with Applications to Power Amplifier Design fulfills the demands of users, designers, and researchers both from industry and academia who have felt the need of a book on this topic. It presents a comprehensive reference spanning different load-pull measurement systems, waveform measurement and engineering systems, and associated calibration procedures for accurate large signal characterization. Besides, this book also provides in-depth practical considerations required in the realization and usage of load-pull and waveform engineering systems. In addition, it also provides procedure to design application specific load-pull setup and includes several case studies where the user can customize architecture of load-pull setups to meet any specific measurement requirements. Furthermore, the materials covered in this book can be part of a full semester graduate course on microwave device characterization and power amplifier design.