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

The fourth annual RF and Microwave PA Forum (view videos from 2016 RF/MW PA forum >>) at the European Microwave Week Conference (EuMW 2017) will focus on the device technologies, characterization, modeling, and end-use applications of RF and microwave power amplifiers (PAs). The forum encourages discussion and provides insight into the latest approaches to device models, parameter extraction measurement techniques, and process technologies, as well as modern PA design flow and theory.

The forum’s agenda is segmented into sequential sessions to allow attendees to selectively attend any / all presentations of interest.


Wednesday, 11 October


EuMW 2017
Nuremberg, Germany
NCC East, Level 2, Room Krakau


10:00 – 16:00

  • 10:00 – 10:10
    Welcome and Introductions
    Malcolm Edwards, AWR Group, NI    
  • 10:10 – 10:40
    Keynote: The Outphasing PA: Revisiting 80 Years of Questionable Assumptions and Unrealized Performance Potential
    Dr. Steve Cripps, Cardiff University
  • 10:40 – 11:05
    From On-Wafer Measurements to Customer Models: Ampleon’s Modeling Flow for LDMOS and GaN RF PA's
    Dr. Marek Schmidt-Szalowski, Ampleon
  • 11:05 – 11:30
    The Cardiff Model and Investigating Bias and Frequency Interpolation
    Dr. Tudor Williams, MESURO    
  • 11:30 – 11:45
    Coffee Break        
  • 11:45 – 12:10
    Balun Design for a Wide Bandwidth L-Band 200 W PA
    Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick, PoweRFul Microwave    
  • 12:10 - 12:35
    A GaN on SiC 0.25 µm Process for PA, LNA, and Switch Design
    Eric Leclerc, UMS
  • 12:35 – 13:00
    Using Load Pull With Nonlinear/Linear Models and the Maximum-Efficiency Line Approach to Design RF PA's
    Ivan Boshnakov, ETL    
  • 13:00 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 13:55
    First Pass Design Methodology for a Broadband 100 W RFPA
    Jack Brunning, SARAS Technology    
  • 13:55 – 14:20    
    Introducing STORM: Near 0 dB Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Waveform for mmWave 5G
    Dr. Doron Ezri, Huawei
  • 14:20 – 14:35
    Coffee Break        
  • 14:35 – 15:00
    Digital Predistortion of RFPAs Using NI AWR Software
    Dr. Tomas Gotthans, ESIEE    
  • 15:00 – 15:25
    A Comprehensive Behavioral Modeling Solution for System Simulation
    Dr. Tony Gasseling, AMCAD Engineering     
  • 15:25 – 15:50
    Phased-Array Antenna Simulation for 5G
    Steve Tucker, AWR Group, NI    
  • 15:50 – 16:00
    Closing Remarks
    Malcolm Edwards, AWR Group, NI   


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This event is FREE to attend. Access with exhibition (free) or conference badge. Refreshments are complimentary. Seats are limited. Advance registration is recommended.