Dates: Tuesdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Decision date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Full-Time Students Members: $75
Full-Time Students Non-members: $95
If paying by check, the check must be received before the appropriate dates for Early Registration and Decision Dates.
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IEEE Boston Section
One Centre Street, Suite 203
Wakefield, MA 01880
Course summary/overview: This six week lecture series is intended to give a broad overview of state-of-the-art RF PA techniques with practical aspects for working professionals together with students for future RF PA designers, from fundamentals to applications. It begins with a review of RF power amplifier concepts then teaches handset PA design techniques, issues and solutions faced with designing RF PAs for mobile applications. It also discusses high efficiency amplifier structures with different classes of operation, and other architectures. A high linearity techniques lecture with behavioral modelling will follow. GaAs/GaN MMIC level millimeter-wave amplifier design tutorials and techniques will be lectured including foundry/technology selection, loadpull, loadline analysis and simulations with EDA tools. Lastly, digital perspective transmitters will be presented using GaN technology together with FPGA and ASICs.
Benefits of attending: This course will give a broad overview of state-of-the-art RF PA techniques with practical aspects to help sharpen current skill sets as well as initiate the RF PA design with better confidence.
The platforms currently being considered for the course are MS Teams and Zoom and attendees should be prepared to access the course by both platforms.
Target Audience/who should attend: RF engineer professionals and prospective RF amplifiers / RFIC design students
RF Amplifier Basics – (9/29/2020) by Dr. Nestor Lopez at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
RF Power Amplifier Design for Mobile Applications – by Dr. Douglas Teeter at Qorvo (10/06/2020)
Digital Transmitter – (10/13/2020) by Dr. Rui Ma at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
High-Efficiency RF Power Amplifiers Architecture – (10/20/2020) by Dr. Nestor Lopez at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
High Frequency RF amplifiers MMIC Design with GaAs/GaN pHEMT with EDA tools – (10/27/2020) by Dr. Youngho Suh at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Behavioral Modeling and Linearization of RF power amplifiers – (11/03/2020) by Dr. Kevin Chuang at NanoSemi, Inc.