Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: A New Architecture for Scalable High Power CW & Pulsed SSPAs
Date: July 29, 2021
Time: 11am PT / 2pm ET
Sponsored by: Empower RF Systems
Presented by: Paulo Correa, CTO, George Bollendorf, Marketing and Business Development Manager and Jon Jacocks, President and CEO
Join Empower RF for a live 30 minute discussion detailing a modern architecture and its benefits when implementing RF & microwave SSPAs in the tens and hundreds of kilowatts. This new architecture solves the top 5 problems seen with very high power transmitters: On Air Availability, Reliability, Waveform Flexibility, Cost of Ownership, and Aging Infrastructure. The webinar topics include scalability of a modular design, the “always on air” concept with hot swapping, and effective MTBF's vs. traditional SSPA and TWT architectures. Implications to total lifetime cost for critical high power applications are weighed. Technical considerations when combining a large array of amplifiers will also be discussed including combiner design and high speed data and computing requirements
Paulo Correa is Empower RF’s CTO with 42 years of experience in RF and microwave with past roles including Director of Advanced Studies at Thales and CTO at Thomson Broadcast and Multimedia. With 13 patents to his name, Mr. Correa is also the architect of Empower’s intelligent and flexible Next Generation series of amplifiers.
George Bollendorf brings 30 years of broad electronics industry experience to his role as Empower’s Marketing and Business Development Manager. His career path includes a BSEE, board level high speed digital design, low noise analog front ends, Xilinx FPGA FAE, and semiconductor component sales. The transition to marketing professional began in 2007 when he added a marketing MBA to the mix. With a technical bias George leads the product and market strategy, brand messaging, product marketing, website & SEO, Marcom, as well as key engagements with strategic customers.
Jon Jacocks is the President and CEO of Empower RF Systems. He joined Empower in November 2007 as the company’s first VP of Sales and served in that capacity until transitioning into the CEO role in January 2013. Since joining the company, Jon has led the development of sales and marketing strategy, engagements with new and strategic customers, building internal resources, and accelerating the roll out of next generation, high performance amplifier platforms for Empower’s key markets.
An RF and components industry veteran, Jon started his career with Avantek in Santa Clara, CA and held positions of increasing responsibilities at Hewlett Packard, Agilent, and Avago Technologies as that succession of business transitions took place following the HP acquisition of Avantek and rebranding of RF components and semiconductor products over the following years. Jon is a former Army officer, BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State and MBA from Virginia Tech.
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