Load-Pull Techniques with Applications to Power Amplifier Design

  • Fadhel M. Ghannouchi
  • Mohammad S. Hashmi
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 1-27
  3. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 29-54
  4. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 55-85
  5. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 87-111
  6. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 113-138
  7. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 139-162
  8. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 163-189
  9. Fadhel M. Ghannouchi, Mohammad S. Hashmi
    Pages 191-224
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 225-234

About this book

Introduction

This first book on load-pull systems is intended for readers with a broad knowledge of high frequency transistor device characterization, nonlinear and linear microwave measurements, RF power amplifiers and transmitters. Load-Pull Techniques with Applications to Power Amplifier Design fulfills the demands of users, designers, and researchers both from industry and academia who have felt the need of a book on this topic. It presents a comprehensive reference spanning different load-pull measurement systems, waveform measurement and engineering systems, and associated calibration procedures for accurate large signal characterization. Besides, this book also provides in-depth practical considerations required in the realization and usage of load-pull and waveform engineering systems. In addition, it also provides procedure to design application specific load-pull setup and includes several case studies where the user can customize architecture of load-pull setups to meet any specific measurement requirements. Furthermore, the materials covered in this book can be part of a full semester graduate course on microwave device characterization and power amplifier design.

Keywords

Device Characterization Load-Pull Microwaves Engineering Noise characterization systems Power Amplifier Radio Frequency (RF) Waveform Engineering source-pull systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Fadhel M. Ghannouchi
    • 1
  • Mohammad S. Hashmi
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering, Intelligent RF Radio LaboratoryUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2., Near Feather Touch SchoolIIIT DelhiNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4461-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4460-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4461-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0387
  • About this book