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Post subject: Matching for PAs Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:20 pm
Can someone tell me the best
online tutorial for impedance matching of PAs. If you find there is someother means to get educated about matching
and stability analysis of PAs, that would be great.
Post subject: Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:29 am
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:43 pm
You could check Agilent technical /application notes.
I suggest that you find RF textbooks. Most of RF textbooks should be able to help you...
Here are some
1. Microwave Transistor Amplifiers, by Guillermo Gonzales
2. RF Circuit Fundamentals I
and II: also by Les Besser.
If you have any PA matching and stability issues to clarify/discuss, I may be
able to help.
Post subject: Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005
hi jean...what do u think abt 'Microwave and RF Power Amplifier Design' book? have u ever used it or
do u know if it's a good one to have or nothing beats Microwave Transistor Amplifiers?? Thanks
Post subject: Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:40 pm
Joined: Tue Mar 15,
2005 11:43 pm
In my opinion, it depends on what issues
do you need to emphasize more.
If for general knowledge on stability and matching networks, I believe most of
RF textbooks will provide good information on this issue.
I think, this RF Cafe provides good information
on this issue as well.
And I found lectures of 'RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design' By Andrei
Grebennikov, M/A-COM Eurotec.
which I believe gives you some information on your interest issues, as it
covers stability, gain (Lecture 3) and impedance matching (Lecture 2), that are important issues on PA Design
I'm not sure whether you are looking for general knowledge or something more advanced?
If you have some issues to discuss, I might be able to help.
Post subject: Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:54 am
jean...the book i mentioned is by Andrei Grebennikov
of M/A-COM, Ireland. the thing is that i'm starting research in PA IC design and although i've lots of academic
background in analog/RF design and RFIC design i particularly don't have much knowledge of hardcore PA design.
Stability, gain, matching network....i've very sound foundation there but more important issue relating to PA
design, especially IC design is what i'm really looking for and i though 'RF and Microwave PA design' might be a
good book to use as a guide and reference. thanks