Load-Pull Techniques with Applications to Power Amplifier Design
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.
One stop guide on load-pull systems for researchers, students, and industry practitionersAn in-depth description of various load-pull architectures helps the readers in finding the most cost-effective solution for their nonlinear device characterization needsIncludes case-studies on advanced load-pull techniques and their application to industry relevant problemsOf interest to readers in industry and academia alike