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Introduction to RF Power Amplifier Design and Simulation

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Radio Frequency Amplifier Basics Introduction 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 References Radio Frequency Power Transistors Introduction 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 References Transistor Modeling and Simulation Introduction Network Parameters Network Connections S-Scattering Parameters Measurement of S Parameters Chain Scattering Parameters Systemizing RF Amplifier Design by Network Analysis Extraction of Parasitics for MOSFET Devices References Resonator Networks for Amplifiers Introduction 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 Reference Impedance Matching Networks Introduction Transmission Lines Smith Chart Impedance Matching between Transmission Lines and Load Impedances Single-Stub Tuning Impedance Transformation and Matching between Source and Load Impedances Signal Flow Graphs Reference Couplers, Multistate Reflectometers, and RF Power Sensors for Amplifiers Introduction Directional Couplers Multistate Reflectometers RF Power Sensors References Filter Design for RF Power Amplifiers Introduction Filter Design by Insertion Loss Method Stepped-Impedance LPFs Stepped-Impedance Resonator BPFs Edge/Parallel-Coupled, Half-Wavelength Resonator Bandpass Filters End-Coupled, Capacitive Gap, Half-Wavelength Resonator BPFs References Computer Aided Design Tools for Amplifier Design and Implementation Introduction Passive Component Design and Modeling with CAD-Combiners Active Component Design and Modeling with CAD References

About the Author

Abdullah Eroglu is a professor of electrical engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), USA. He previously worked as a radio frequency (RF) senior design engineer at MKS Instruments, ENI Products, Rochester, New York, USA, and as a faculty fellow in the Fusion Energy Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA. He holds a M.Sc and Ph.D in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, New York, USA, and is a recipient of the 2013 IPFW Outstanding Researcher Award; 2012 IPFW Featured Faculty Award; 2011 Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year Award; 2010 IPFW College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (ETCS) Excellence in Research Award; and 2004 Syracuse University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Dr. Eroglu is the author of four books and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He also serves as a reviewer and editorial board member for several journals.


"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

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