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    RF amplifiers convert low-power RF signals into higher-power signals suited for driving antennas or other circuitry.
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    A 60-GHz Power Amplifier for Aerospace and Telecom Apps

    Aug. 5, 2022
    Learn about a 4-way, 60-GHz PA designed and fabricated in a standard 90-nm CMOS process. The strategy broke up the amp into its basic components, optimized the model parameters...
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    How to Make a Digital Predistortion Solution Practical and Relevant

    Jan. 26, 2022
    For digital predistortion implementations, static quantitative data fails to capture many challenges, risks, and performance tradeoffs of real-world scenarios. Here's how to get...
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    2.5-GHz Amp Implements 400-W Asymmetric Doherty Architecture

    Nov. 30, 2021
    Developed by Ampleon, this asymmetric Doherty RF power transistor offers moderate gain and high efficiency in a band centered at 2.5 GHz.
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    Simulating the Stability of a Three-Stage Microwave Power Amplifier

    July 21, 2021
    By leveraging advanced software, accurate results were obtained in the design, simulation, and testing of a power amplifier. This article is a study focused on unconditional stability...
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    GaN Devices Raising the Output-Power Performance Bar

    March 24, 2021
    Discrete GaN transistors, whether in die or packaged forms, offer high power density to boost pulsed signals in C-, L-, and S-band radars and communications applications.

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    Choosing RF Switches for High-Power Applications

    Oct. 23, 2020
    Signal switching is critical in many RF applications, so it’s important for users to select the correct type of switch for their high-power apps.
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    Apply a New Approach to Dual-Fed Distributed Amplifier Design

    Nov. 13, 2019
    This novel design method helps improve gain for the dual-fed DA by approximating gain using the Chebyshev polynomial.
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    Solid-State Amplifiers “Amp” Up the Power

    Sept. 10, 2018
    Solid-state technology, mainly in the form of gallium-nitride transistors, is opening the door to more powerful, “tube-like” microwave power amplifiers.
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    Accelerate PA Design with Source/Load-Pull ACPR and EVM Measurements

    June 23, 2017
    Power-amplifier (PA) designers can take advantage of software that allows them to utilize complex load-pull data sets, thereby streamlining the design process.
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    5 Technology Areas to Watch in 2017

    Jan. 5, 2017
    This year, expect to see the RF/microwave industry produce solutions that push technological boundaries to meet new and emerging requirements.
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    Choosing Between CW and Pulsed Power Amps

    Nov. 19, 2016
    The electrical and mechanical design approaches taken with high-power RF/microwave amplifiers depend on whether they are intended for pulsed or CW applications.
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    Picking PCB Materials for Microwave Amps

    May 27, 2015
    Requirements are somewhat different for circuit materials supporting RF/microwave power amplifiers compared to materials for low-noise amplifiers.
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    Picking Proper PCB Materials For LNAs

    June 12, 2014
    The choice of printed-circuit-board material can have an impact on the performance possible from an RF/microwave high-frequency LNA design.
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    Tackling Thermal Issues In RF Design

    April 11, 2011
    Just as electrical energy must overcome resistance in a circuit, the flow of heat through a design relies on overcoming thermal obstacles before it can be safely dissipated.
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    Applying S-Parameters To Amplifier Design

    July 29, 2004
    This opening installment of an eight-part design series explains the concept of S-parameters and how they can be used to create basic transistor bias circuitry.