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One stop guide on load-pull systems for researchers, students, and industry practitioners
An in-depth description of various load-pull architectures helps the readers in finding the most cost-effective solution for their nonlinear device characterization needs
Includes case-studies on advanced load-pull techniques and their application to industry relevant problems
Of interest to readers in industry and academia alike
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.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Device Characterization - Load-Pull - Microwaves Engineering - Noise characterization systems - Power Amplifier - Radio Frequency (RF) - Waveform Engineering - source-pull systems