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Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: Fundamentals of Envelope Tracking and Test
Date & Time: September 24, 2013; 8 AM PT/ 11 AM ET/ 3 PM UTC
Sponsored by: National Instruments
Presented by: Haydn Nelson, Product Manager, RF & Wireless
Despite advancements in cell phone battery technology, new demands such as more internal radios and larger and higher resolution screens place greater stress on battery life than ever before. As new technology is added to cell phones, engineers must consistently innovate to reduce power consumption. Envelope tracking is an increasingly popular technique used today to optimize the power-added efficiency of the RF power amplifier (PA). In this webinar, learn the fundamentals of envelope tracking using data gathered from an RF PA to identify crucial envelope tracking parameters. Based on these parameters, the webinar uses a PXI-based measurement system to demonstrate real measured signals that meet the stringent requirements of envelope tracking test.
Who should view this webcast?
This webcast features practical advice and examples for engineers who want to learn more about envelope tracking principles and design or test techniques. Familiarity with the fundamental elements of test is assumed but no PA design experience is required.
Haydn Nelson is a product marketing manager for RF and Microwave Test Systems at National Instruments. With over 10 years of experience in the automated test and RF areas, Haydn has contributed to the development of Signal Generating and RF and Communication Test Systems. His areas of expertise include RF measurements, digital communication systems, and wireless technologies. Haydn currently supports the technical marketing efforts and product positioning for RF and Communication Systems. Haydn holds a BSEE/MSEE from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with highest honors.