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Handbook of RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers


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Table of Contents

1. Silicon LDMOS and VDMOS transistors: physics, design and technology Wayne Burger and Chris Dragon; 2. GaAs FETs: physics, design and models Rob Davis; 3. Wide band gap transistors - SiC and GaN: physics, design and models Bob Trew; 4. Amplifier classes, A to S Steve Cripps; 5. Computer-aided design of power amplifiers Steve Maas; 6. Practical HF/VHF/UHF RF power amplifier realization Dan Myer; 7. Microwave hybrid amplifier realization Dominic Fitzpatrick; 8. Monolithic power amplifiers Inder Bahl; 9. RF power amplifier thermal design Mali Mahalingam; 10. Reliability Bill Roesch; 11. Power amplifier applications Mustafa Akkul and Wolfgang Boesch; 12. Amplifier measurements Michael Hiebel.

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This is a one-stop guide for circuit designers and system/device engineers, covering everything from CAD to reliability.

About the Author

John Walker is currently European Sales Manager at Integra Technologies, Inc. He received his PhD from the University of Leeds in 1976 and has since held various industry positions, including Microwave Hybrids Manager at Thorn-EMI Electronics and RF Division Manager at Semelab. He is the editor and co-author of the books High Power GaAs FET Amplifiers and Classic Works in RF Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEE.


'[This] Handbook is a comprehensive reference for RF and microwave power amplifiers. It includes both theory and practice as well as a variety of different applications. Often overlooked supporting topics such as CAD, thermal design, and reliability are treated in depth. John Walker has put together an outstanding team of authors, each of whom is well qualified to address his topic. Finally, I like the way it is organized with separate chapters for three types of RF-power transistors (silicon, GaAs, and GaN/SiC) and separate chapters for amplifiers of different frequency types (HF/VHF/UHF, microwave, and IC).' Fritz Raab, Green Mountain Radio Research Company
'John [Walker] has successfully brought together, in one book, the current knowledge from world experts actively involved with the characterisation and modelling of devices together with those developing and designing RF and microwave power amplifiers ... this book will serve as a useful reference source for engineers working in both the commercial and military market sectors.' Steve Nightingale, Cobham Technical Services
'[This] book could be used as a college or university engineering course textbook, a reference for practising RF and microwave engineers, or even relatively light reading for those actively engaged in current power amplifiers R&D or applications ... It is the kind of book that might be found more often on the desk than on the shelf.' High Frequency Electronics
'Whether you are an RF transistor designer, amplifier designer or a system designer, this is a good all inclusive reference book for RF and microwave transistor power amplifiers.' Microwave Journal

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