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Ampleon Brings RF Power Innovations Towards Industrial Heating Market


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11/17/16 11:00 am to 11/17/16 12:00 pm EDT

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Technical Education Webinar Series

Title: Ampleon Brings RF Power Innovations Towards Industrial Heating Market

Date: November 17, 2016

Time: 8am PT/ 11am ET

Sponsored by: Ampleon

Robin Wesson, RF System Architect with Ampleon’s RF Power Innovation Team, Gerrit Huisman, Marketing Director, responsible for developing the RF energy market and Klaus Werner, Executive Director RF Energy Alliance


RF Energy is the next big growth area for Solid State RF Power. This domain exists of several new applications such as whitegoods [Ovens, Defrosting, Drying], Plasma Lighting segment and already today the Industrial Heating segment where there is a value proposition with Solid State RF Power vs. existing Magnetrons.

This webinar describes the RF Energy market as seen by Ampleon. Then the focus will be on Industrial Heating segment, where we are actively replacing Magnetron components, both in 915 Mhz as well as 2.4 Ghz. Ampleon will discuss technology value proposition for replacement of Magnetrons. Also the product offering of Ampleon will be explained, as well as the development tools we have available.

  • Introduction to solid-state microwave power technology
    • History
    • Evolution of applications
    • Technology trends
    • LDMOS manufacturing
  • Why use solid-state technology for microwave energy applications?
    • Plasma lighting
    • Automotive ignition
    • Cooking
    • Industrial microwave
  • Architecture of solid-state microwave power sources
    • PA pallet design and manufacturing
    • 915 MHz, 32-128 kW scalable system architecture
    • 915 MHz, 2 kW module design and performance
    • 2.45 GHz, 1 kW module design and performance
  • Future technology

Presenter Bios:
Robin Wesson is an RF System Architect with Ampleon’s RF Power Innovation team. He has worked as an RF circuit and system designer for twenty years in the UK, US and Netherlands. During that time he has designed Private Mobile Radio handsets and basestations, ISM short range communication systems, 802.15.4 mesh networks for street lighting, RF over fibre distributed antenna systems, RF location systems, 3G/4G mobile basestations, and Satellite TV receivers, amongst others. He currently active in RF Energy systems, pre-5G activities, and switched mode outphasing PA’s.

Gerrit Huisman is currently Marketing Director, responsible for developing the RF energy market.

He previously worked as Marketing manager and Architect on several businesses like mobile platform development and IP for Bluetooth, GPS, WLAN, FM radio.

Dr. Klaus Werner is the owner of kw tec b.v., a company active in the fields of metrology, automation and consultancy. Currently, he focuses on RF Energy market development as the RF Energy Alliance executive director. Dr. Werner was previously with NXP Semiconductors as the solid state RF Energy markets business development manager. He studied physics at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and holds a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Device Technology from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Dr. Werner started his professional career as a process engineer at Philips Semiconductors. Prior to his assignment in the RF power device business, he worked in several engineering and operational management functions.