Matching for PAs - RF Cafe Forums
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.
And 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
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 1:39 pm
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
If for general knowledge on stability and matching networks,
I believe most of RF textbooks will provide good information on
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 fundamentals.
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