449 pages | 406 B/W Illus.
Introduction to RF Power Amplifier Design and Simulation fills a gap in the existing literature by providing step-by-step guidance for the design of radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers, from analytical formulation to simulation, implementation, and measurement. Featuring numerous illustrations and examples of real-world engineering applications, this book:
Blending theory with practice, Introduction to RF Power Amplifier Design and Simulation supplies engineers, researchers, and RF/microwave engineering students with a valuable resource for the creation of efficient, better-performing, low-profile, high-power RF amplifiers.
"Modern curriculum developments over the last decade, has tended towards favoring digital aspects of RF engineering, with the result that the difficult area of RF analog design has suffered subsequently. This book addresses this issue very clearly by using many design examples making a difficult subject much more accessible to students and professionals alike."
—Paul Tobin, Dublin Institute of Technology
"A very comprehensive treatment with an excellent use of examples to explain the workings and theory of RF amplifiers."
—Tony Harris, Electronics & Innovation, Ltd.
"The author has many years of experience working in the RF industry as well as teaching the RF courses at IUPU Fort Wayne. This book is a culmination of his extensive work in the RF Power Amplifier. The book blends the theory with practice very well and presents the challenging subject in a clear and understandable manner. The treatment of the RF systems in this book makes it well suited to be the textbook for senior undergraduate or beginning graduate courses in RF Systems. It is also an excellent resource for practicing engineers."
—Jay K. Lee, Syracuse University, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, New York
"The book is truly written for the RF power amplifier designer and students alike. The content is just at the right level, and the examples are very helpful and easy to apply to practical design work. The color graphs, charts, and pictures are excellent."
—IEEE Microwave Magazine, May 2016
Radio Frequency Amplifier Basics
RF Amplifier Terminology
Small-Signal vs. Large-Signal Characteristics
RF Amplifier Classifications
High-Power RF Amplifier Design Techniques
RF Power Transistors
CAD Tools in RF Amplifier Design
Radio Frequency Power Transistors
High-Frequency Model for MOSFETs
Use of Simulation to Obtain Internal Capacitances of MOSFETs
Transient Characteristics of MOSFET
Losses for MOSFET
Thermal Characteristics of MOSFETs
Safe Operating Area for MOSFETs
MOSFET Gate Threshold and Plateau Voltage
Transistor Modeling and Simulation
Measurement of S Parameters
Chain Scattering Parameters
Systemizing RF Amplifier Design by Network Analysis
Extraction of Parasitics for MOSFET Devices
Resonator Networks for Amplifiers
Parallel and Series Resonant Networks
Practical Resonances with Loss, Loading, and Coupling Effects
Coupling of Resonators
Resonators as Impedance Transformers
Tapped Resonators as Impedance Transformers
Impedance Matching Networks
Impedance Matching between Transmission Lines and Load Impedances
Impedance Transformation and Matching between Source and Load Impedances
Signal Flow Graphs
Couplers, Multistate Reflectometers, and RF Power Sensors for Amplifiers
RF Power Sensors
Filter Design for RF Power Amplifiers
Filter Design by Insertion Loss Method
Stepped-Impedance Resonator BPFs
Edge/Parallel-Coupled, Half-Wavelength Resonator Bandpass Filters
End-Coupled, Capacitive Gap, Half-Wavelength Resonator BPFs
Computer Aided Design Tools for Amplifier Design and Implementation
Passive Component Design and Modeling with CAD–Combiners
Active Component Design and Modeling with CAD