Webinar: Advanced Power Amplifier Design

Jun 18, 2020

Thursday, June 18
10:00 am PT

Chris Bean

(advance registration required)  

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This webinar showcases the advanced load-pull based design flows for high power amplifiers (HPAs) within the Cadence® AWR Design Environment® platform. Load pull has become an integral tool for PA designers needing to meet aggressive performance targets in short design cycle windows. Measurement techniques that involve not only fundamental load pull but also source pull, harmonic load pull, and baseband load pull will be discussed. 

In addition, new features in the V15 release of AWR software that directly support PA design flows will be highlighted, including data management enhancements and other ease-of-use improvements that simplify the handling of complex design projects. The webinar also examines automated matching network synthesis, which integrates seamlessly with load-pull measurements to ensure that the best possible PA performance is achieved across the frequency band of interest. 

Presenter Bio
Christian Bean is a senior principal application engineer at Cadence. Before joining Cadence, Chris held design and application engineering positions at Andrew-Commscope and NXP Semiconductors. He earned his B.S. in engineer physics from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.S. from the Ohio State University.