Webinar: Balun Design for a Wide Bandwidth L-Band 200 W Power Amplifier

Apr 26, 2018
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This webinar presents the application and design of a printed balun suitable for L-band (1350-1850 MHz) push-pull power amplifiers. The design begins with an idealized circuit simulation in Microwave Office circuit design software using closed-form transmission line models followed by a more rigorous 2.5 D planar EM simulation conducted using AXIEM software. Measured results and techniques for analyzing the performance of components with non-50-Ohm terminations are discussed.

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick has been involved with the design of solid state RF & microwave amplifiers for over 30 years. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. (solid state microwave physics) from the University of Portsmouth, England, and a Ph.D. from Cardiff University, Wales. He has been the technical director of two UK companies designing and manufacturing SSPAs. Since 2010 he has run PoweRFul Microwave, a consultancy specializing in the design and manufacture of solid state microwave amplifiers. He is a co-author of The Handbook of RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers, Cambridge University Press. PoweRFul Microwave provides a design resource for companies around the world looking to leverage the experience and expertise in power amplifiers available from PoweRFul Microwave. http://www.powerful-microwave.co.uk/