Using High Accuracy Models to Achieve First Pass Design Success - A Transmitter Case Study: Part 2, Power Amplifier Design

This two-part article presents a case study in simulation-based RF/ Microwave design using NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Microwave Office circuit design software, in the context of an example transmitter design. The focus in Part 1 is on an output filter design using advanced linear component models and simulation methods. Part 2 describes a two-stage power amplifier design, optimized with linear component and non-linear device models utilized in harmonic balance simulations.

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