Balun Design for a Wide Bandwidth L-Band 200 W Power Amplifier
Presented by: Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick
Hosted by: National Instruments
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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 using closed-form transmission line models followed by a more rigorous 2.5D planar EM simulation conducted using AXIEM. Measured results and techniques for analyzing the performance of components with non 50 ohm terminations are discussed.
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 PhD 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 specialising 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/