An Introduction to Continuous Mode RF Power Amplifier Design

Presented by: Prof. Steve C. Cripps, Cardiff University and Malcolm Edwards, AWR Corp.
Sponsored by: National Instruments

Abstract:
Continuous modes have been widely recognized as the most significant new development in RF Power Amplifier (RFPA) design for 30 years. A simple piece of mathematical waveform synthesis reveals that full Class B efficiency can be obtained with a much wider range of harmonic terminations than classical theory has always stipulated. This enables RFPAs to be designed with greater bandwidth, and good linearity, at a constant high efficiency level. This introductory webinar covers the basic theory and a simple design example.

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