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Power Amplifiers for the S-, C-, X- and Ku-bands

An EDA Perspective

  • Provides a detailed review of power amplifiers, including classes and topologies usually covered only in papers

  • Includes sufficient material to allow the reader to design an entire amplifier system

  • Explains EDA concepts and describes scripts (and methodology) step by step, allowing the reader to expand them towards a specific application or research area

Book

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
    Pages 1-25
  3. Power Amplifier Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 29-60
    3. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 61-92
    4. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 93-135
    5. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 137-171
    6. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 173-195
  4. Developing EDA for Power Amplifier Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 199-234
    3. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 235-308
    4. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 331-337

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a detailed review of power amplifiers, including classes and topologies rarely covered in books, and supplies sufficient information to allow the reader to design an entire amplifier system, and not just the power amplification stage. A central aim is to furnish readers with ideas on how to simplify the design process for a preferred power amplifier stage by introducing software-based routines in a programming language of their choice. The book is in two parts, the first focusing on power amplifier theory and the second on EDA concepts. Readers will gain enough knowledge of RF and microwave transmission theory, principles of active and passive device design and manufacturing, and power amplifier design concepts to allow them to quickly create their own programs, which will help to accelerate the transceiver design process. All circuit designers facing the challenge of designing an RF or microwave power amplifier for frequencies from 2 to 18 GHz will find this book to be a valuable asset.

Keywords

Integrated Circuits Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors Electronic Design Automation Microwave Power Amplifier Power Amplifier Design Resonant Circuits

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Engineering and Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Engineering and Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

About the authors

Mladen Božanić, SMIEE, obtained his B. Eng. (with distinction), B. Eng. (Hons) (with distinction) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2006, 2008 and 2011 respectively. In 2008, he joined Azoteq, a fabless IC design company originating in South Africa with where he has been responsible for the silicon-level design, simulation characterization design for testability (DFT) of various analog, RF, digital and mixed-mode circuits. While actively working in the industry, he also participates in research activities, currently with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) where he is serving as a Senior Research Fellow. Since 2011, Dr. Božanić has been fulfilling a role of a Specialist Editor of South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). He is a recipient of SAMES Award and CEFIM Fellowship Award, and an author or co-author of over 10 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles, one book chapter and one book.

 

Saurabh Sinha, SMIEEE, FSAIEE, FSAAE, obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa. He achieved both his B.Eng. and M.Eng. with distinction. As a published researcher, he has authored or co-authored over 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences. In addition, he is the managing editor of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Africa Research Journal. Prof. Sinha served the UP for over a decade, his last service being as Director of the Carl and Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. On 1 October 2013, Prof. Sinha was appointed as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Prof. Saurabh Sinha is the 2014-2015 Vice-President, IEEE Educational Activities and serves on the IEEE Board of Directors.

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