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Amplifier Design Resources
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ACS designs, develops and sells Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools for RF and microwave engineering
applications. ACS's main product is the
circuit simulator and RF Tools products. LINC2 runs on versions of MS Windows for the PC and compatibles.
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Transistor preamplifier calculators, find the gain of a transistor amplifier under load, by James T. Hawes, AA9DT.
Amplifier Design Application Notes
From Freescale Semiconductor.
Amplifier Design Using a λ/4 High Impedance Bias Line With a Defected Ground Structure (DGS)
From Microwave Journal, by Yong-Chae Jeong, Si-Gyun Jeong, Jong-Sik Lim, and Chul-Dong Kim.
Amplifier Load Mismatch Design Using MMICAD
Application note from Optotek, by D. Fitzpatrick.
Applying S-Parameters To Amplifier Design
Microwaves & RF article by Joseph F. White.
Balanced TGA1172 Measured Performance
Application note from TriQuint Semiconductor.
Broadband VHF/UHF Amplifier Design Using Coaxial Transformers
Article in High Frequency Electronics by By C. G. Gentzler and S.K. Leong.
Buffer Amplifier Design
By Dennis L. Feucht.
Cascode Amp Design
From Nelson Pass, Pass Labs.
Class A Amplifier Design - Part 1
Class A amplifier design with the goal of a linear amplifier, by Ian C. Purdie.
Class D Audio Amplifier Design
From International Rectifier.
Class E Power Amplifier: Design and Practical Considerations
By Martin Tsai.
Common-Cathode Amplifier Design Ideas
John Broskie's Guide to Tube Circuit Analysis & Design.
Design for a 40W Broadband VHF RF Power Amplifier for FM Broadcast
What this design is for: To boost the output power of low power FM broadcast band exciters, a number of these are available commercially, both as kits and ready made.
Designing High Efficiency Amplifiers using HFETs
From TriQuint Semiconductor.
Fully Differential Amplifier Design in High-Speed Data Acquisition Systems
By James Karki, Texas Instruments.
Fully Integrated CMOS Power Amplifier Design Using the Distributed Active-Transformer Architecture
Abstract by Ichiro Aoki.
Hi Fi class D Audio Power Amplifier
The Sorensen Audio Experiment amplifier project by Johan Sorensen.
High Impedance Inverting Operational Amplifier Circuit
Circuit and design details for a high impedance version of the inverting operational amplifier configuration. From Radio-electronics.com.
High Power EDGE Amplifier Design With Non-Linear Model
From Microwave Product Digest & TXTLINX, by Pascal Gola and Guillaume Bigny.
Inverting Operational Amplifier Circuit
The use of an operational amplifier or op-amp in an inverting amplifier or virtual earth circuit. From Radio-electronics.com.
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PA, LNA software, design articles, references and links, from Circuit Sage.
Non-inverting Operational Amplifier Circuit
Circuit and design details for an operational amplifier / op-amp non-inverting amplifier circuit. From Radio-electronics.com.
Newbury Park, CA
|NP Technologies designs and manufactures solid state broadband linear
RF power amplifiers for commercial, military, medical and industrial
applications. RF amplifiers range 10 kHz to 3 GHz in frequency and power levels exceeding 1 kW.
Standard products can be quickly modified to your specific requirements. Full custom requests are welcome. Our
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|RF / Microwave Amplifiers
Solid State MOSFET / LDMOS / GAASFET Designs
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• Use for multi-carrier, pulse, AM & FM modulation
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Op-amp Variable Gain Amplifier Circuit
A variable gain circuit using an operational amplifier. From Radio-electronics.com.
Operational Amplifier High Pass Filter
A summary and overview for the design of an operational amplifier or op-amp active high pass filter with circuit details. From Radio-electronics.com.
Operational Amplifier Low Pass Filter Circuit
A summary of operational amplifier or op-amp active low pass filter circuitry. From Radio-electronics.com.
Operational Amplifier / Op-Amp Band Pass Filter
Basic operational amplifier / op-amp active band pass filter circuit with details of how to determine the values for the frequencies required. From Radio-electronics.com.
Operational Amplifier / Op Amp Basics
Overview, information and tutorial about the basics of the operational amplifier, or op amp widely used in analogue electronics design and electronics circuits where it can perform a variety of functions. From Radio-electronics.com.
Operational Amplifier / Op Amp Gain
A simple summary of the gain given by various operational amplifier or op-amp, opamp circuits showing the formulas, formulae used for the calculations. From Radio-electronics.com.
Power Amplifier Design Guidelines
By Rod Elliott, Elliott Sound Products.
Power Amplifier Design Using Measured Load Pull Data
This paper describes a technique for creating an accurate behavioral model within the software that avoids the need for manual entry of load pull data, by John Olah and Sanjeev Gupta.
Pros and Cons of Amplifier Design
By John Roberts, Peavey Electronics.
RF Amplifier Design Using HFA3046, HFA3096, HFA3127, HFA3128 Transistor Arrays
Application note from Intersil.
Simple Two Transistor Amplifier
A simple design for a two transistor amplifier with feedback. From Radio-electronics.com.
Simulating a GaAs FET Power Amplifier with GENESYS
Abstract from Eagleware.
Technical Information and Free Design Software
RF Power amplifier design information & software information and software to aid the design of RF power amplifiers from S-Meter.
Using GENESYS to Design Power Amplifiers
Abstract from Eagleware.
Using Spectrum Analyzers for Audio Amplifier Design
Application note from Pico Technology.
Webench® Amplifier Design Tools
Free online design tools from National Semiconductor.