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Post subject: Matching for PAs Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005
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.
Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:29 am
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:43 pm
You could check Agilent technical /application notes.
may I suggest that you find RF textbooks. Most of RF textbooks should
be able to help you...
Here are some recommendations :
1. Microwave Transistor Amplifiers, by Guillermo Gonzales
RF Circuit Fundamentals I and II: also by Les Besser.
have any PA matching and stability issues to clarify/discuss, I may
be able to help.
Post subject: Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:39 pm
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
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 fundamentals.
I'm not sure whether you are looking for general knowledge or something
If you have some issues to discuss, I might be
able to help.
Post subject: Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:54 am
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