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Course Overview This 3-day course focuses on the practical design of modern RF and microwave power amplifiers (PAs) for wireless communications systems. Fundamental concepts of PAs are reviewed, including the various classes of amplifier operation and selection of suitable devices and circuit topologies required to meet overall performance specifications. The course also addresses nonlinear behaviour of PAs and effects on system performance. Various techniques to improve linearity and enhance efficiency are discussed in detail. Throughout the course, practical PA designs are demonstrated using live measurements on test equipment. Business Benefits The course will deliver the following business benefits: Reduced design and development times and costs Improved design and development efficiency Improved design quality and system performance Reduced development and project risks Course Programme The course content covers: Review of modern modulation techniques RF PA design techniques PA performance requirements and specifications Selection of suitable device and circuit topologies Load pull measurements for device characterisation PA design techniques Nonlinear behaviour of RF PAs Memory effects and intermodulation product asymmetry Predistortion, feedback and feedforward methods Efficiency enhancement techniques Envelope elimination and restoration (EER), envelope tracking, adaptive biasing Doherty, Chireix and Kahn Course Level Intermediate: Assumes the delegate has general knowledge of the subject and professional experience of the specific areas covered. Course Venue Delivered on-site either at customer premises or at any suitable venue throughout the UK, Europe and Rest of the World. Dates Flexible according to your requirements. What's Included? Course participants will each receive a set of high-quality bound course notes printed in full colour and a Certificate of Attendance. Related Courses Related courses include Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communications Systems (RF2), Practical RF and Microwave Measurements (RF3), Practical Design of Wireless Digital Communications Systems (RF4) and PCB Design for RF and High-Speed Applications (RF5).

Course Overview This 3-day course focuses on the practical design of modern RF and microwave power amplifiers (PAs) for wireless communications systems. Fundamental concepts of PAs are reviewed, including the various classes of amplifier operation and selection of suitable devices and circuit topologies required to meet overall performance specifications. The course also addresses nonlinear...

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