Power amplifiers are one of the most important components in microwave communication and radar systems. This practical resource offers engineers expert guidance on the critical aspects of microwave power amplifier design. This comprehensive book provides descriptions of all the major active devices, discusses large signal characterization, explains all the key circuit design procedures. Moreover, the book offers keen insight on the link between design parameters and technological implementation, helping professionals achieve optimal solutions with the most efficient utilization of available technologies. The book covers a broad range of essential topics, from requirements for high-power amplifiers, device models, phase noise and power combiners...to high-efficiency amplifiers, linear amplifier design, bias circuits, and thermal design.
Franco Sechi is a co-founder Microwave Power Inc. (MPI), where he presently works as a consultant. He is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Dr. Sechi holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Milan Polytechnic Institute, Italy. Marina Bujatti is a co-founder and Microwave Power Inc. (MPI), where she served as president before her retirement. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.
Preface. Requirements for High-Power Amplifiers. Active Devices. Device Models. Phase Noise. Technology for Power Amplifiers. Power Combiners. General Power Amplifier Design. High-Efficiency Amplifiers. Linear Amplifier Design. Bias Circuits. Thermal Design.