Marchand Balun and its Evolution into Modern Microwave Systems

Presented by: Prof. Steve C. Cripps, Distinguished Research Professor,Cardiff University
Sponsored by: National Instruments

Abstract:
During this webinar, Dr. Steve Cripps reviews the Marchand balun and its evolution from the seminal article by Mr. Marchand in the late 1940s to its implementation in modern microwave systems. The ongoing quest for a microwave distributed structure that replicates the action of a low frequency centre-tapped transformer has been a long one. Recent research and patents on push-pull techniques to implement broadband RF power amplifiers at GHz frequencies are showing promising results, and some of these methods are explained in this talk.

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