RF/Microwave PA Forum: Device Technologies, Characterization, Modeling and End-use Applications

This FREE to attend forum aims to foster discuss and provide insight into the latest approaches to device models, measurements for parameter extraction, process technologies and lastly, modern power amplifier design flow and theory.

The day is broken into four sequential sessions that focus on these specific topics allowing attendees to select among any/all presentations that are of interest to them. See event details and agenda below.

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, 7 October. 9:30 - 16:00
  • Location: EuMW 2014, Fiera di Roma Convention Center - Room Ottavia
  • Registration: Click Here to Register >>
  • Event Information: This event is FREE to attend. Access with exhibition (free) or conference badge. Refreshments are complimentary. Seats are limited. Advance registration is recommended.
  • Agenda: Download Detailed Agenda (PDF)


Time Topic Presenter
09:30 - 10:00 Registration/Coffee  
10:00 - 10:05 Session 1 Introduction:
Measurement and Modeling Techniques: A Research Update
Marc Vanden Bossche, NI
10:05 - 10:25 A Simple Solution for Fast and Reliable Non-linear Behavioral Model Extraction M. Marchetti, Anteverta
10:25 - 10:45 Characterization and Modeling of Emerging Systems Using an Unified Mixed-Signal Network Analysis Approach Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho, University of Aveiro
10:45 - 11:00 Measurement Techniques for GaN and Behavioral Models for ET / DPD Prof. F. Filicori, University of Bologna
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee  
11:15 - 11:35 From Fast Measurement Techniques to Timely Behavioral Models Prof. J. Benedikt, University of Cardiff
11:35 - 11:40 Session II Introduction:
Commercial Solutions to Measurements and Modeling
Malcolm Edwards, AWR Group, NI
11:40 - 12:00 Circuit and Device Level Verification of New TriQuint GaN Library for Microwave Office Larry Dunleavy, Modelithics
12:00 - 12:20 Compact Modeling Validation Using VNA Based Load Pull Measurements T. Gasseling, AMCAD Engineering
12:20 - 13:20 Lunch Break  
13:20 - 13:25 Session III Introduction:
Device Technology 
Malcolm Edwards, AWR Group, NI
13:25 - 13:45 UMS GaN PDKs With Microwave Office for Hybrids and MMIC Designs Eric Leclerc, UMS
13:45 - 14:05 Using Cree GaN Large Signal Models in Microwave Office Simulation Tools Chris Harris, Cree
14:05 - 14:25 NXP LDMOS Device Technology   Henk Jan Peuscher, NXP
14:25 - 14:45 Coffee  
14:45 - 14:50 Session IV Introduction:
Simulation and Applications
Malcolm Edwards, AWR Group, NI
14:50 - 15:10 A Practical Design Approach of RF PAs Using Simulated Load-pull and Real World Network Synthesis With Control of the Harmonics Impedances Ivan Boshnikov, Amplifier Technology
15:10 - 15:30 Dynamic Load Modulation – An Approach to Improve Efficiency and More? Dominic FitzPatrick, PoweRFul Microwave
15:30 - 16:00 Q&A  

Download Detailed Agenda (PDF)