Latest Insights in RF Amplifier Design from World’s Leading Experts – Fundamentals and Applications Course

When:
September 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2020-09-29T18:00:00-04:00
2020-09-29T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
3 Forbes Road
Lexington
MA

REGISTER HERE

Dates: Tuesdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Decision date: Monday, September 21, 2020

Early Registration Date deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Before Early Registration Date:

Members $195
Non-members $235
Full-Time Students: $75

After Early Registration Date:

Members $235
Non-members $255
Full-Time Students: $100

If paying by check, the check must be received before the appropriate dates for Early Registration and Decision Dates.

Make Checks payable and send to:

IEEE Boston Section
One Centre Street, Suite 203
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone 781-245-5405

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.

Target Audience/who should attend: RF engineer professionals and prospective RF amplifiers / RFIC design students

Outline:

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.