Application Note

Load-Pull Analysis Using NI AWR Software

Load-pull analysis is one of the key design techniques in amplifier design and is often used for determining an appropriate load. Amplifiers can be designed more efficiently when using load-pull techniques. The following app note focuses on the load-pull analysis capability within Microwave Office circuit design software for analyzing the impact of terminating impedance on device performance, as well as introducing the utilization and optimization of electromagnetic (EM) field analysis using AXIEM 3D planar EM software to model the impedance matching structure.