Recent Developments in Continuous Mode RF PA Design
Dr. Steve C. Cripps, Professor, Cardiff University
In this keynote talk from EuMW 2013 MicroApps, Dr. Steve Cripps will take the well publicised continuous mode power amplifier (PA) theory into some new territory. He is introducing a novel and powerful new design methodology based on “clipping contours.” The clipping contours methodology allows the designer to design broader bandwidth PA matching networks in such a manner as to avoid voltage clipping. This leads to very linear, optimally efficient designs.
This keynote video recording is split into 4 segments. Duration of the full keynote recording is 45 minutes.
Video 1: Introduction and history
Video 2: Extended continuous mode analysis and push-pull modes
Video 3: Clipping contours methodology
Video 4: Conclusions and frequently asked questions
The EuMW 2013 MicroApps sponsors were: AWR, Horizon House and Rohde & Schwarz.