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Course Overview

This online course describes and discusses the effect of matching on the performance of RF and microwave power amplifiers. The course will help you understand how to select optimum input and output matching circuits in order to achieve the correct trade-off between key power amplifier performance parameters such as gain, output power and efficiency.

What you will learn
  • Difference between power amplifiers and low noise amplifiers

  • Effect of conjugate matching on performance

  • Nonlinear power amplifier model

  • Small signal power amplifier behaviour

  • RF waveforms and matching impedances

  • Effect of reactance on power amplifier performance

  • Current generator plane

  • Basics of waveform engineering

Target Audience

This online RF and microwave course is an intermediate level course for those that have a good knowledge of RF circuits and would like to learn more about how to design RF and microwave power amplifiers.

  • RF Design Engineers

  • Microwave Design Engineers

Technical Level

Although there are no formal prerequisites for the certification course, an ability to absorb and understand technical concepts is essential together with a desire to learn more about the topics covered. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course.

Time to Complete

Approx. 1 hr

What’s Included?
  • Unlimited individual access to all course content on-demand 24/7 for 365 days
  • 30 minutes of focused video content

  • 2 modules covering RF and microwave power amplifier matching topics

  • 13 individual video lessons

  • Quiz questions to test your learning and progress

  • Downloadable supporting materials and applications notes

  • Certificate of Achievement issued by TTA on completion

  • IEEE Certificate of Completion issued by IEEE on completion (optional)

  • 0.10 IEEE Continuing Education Units (optional)

  • 1.0 IEEE Professional Development Hours (optional)

  • Add certificate to your LinkedIn profile

Certificate of Achievement – Included

Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes results in the award of a Certificate of Achievement. A high-resolution PDF certificate file will be emailed to you shortly after completing the course.

IEEE Certificate of Completion – Optional

This course has been approved by IEEE for the quality of its technical content and adherence to IEEE’s strict criteria for educational excellence. Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes gives you the option of claiming 0.10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to demonstrate your continuing professional development. You have the option of purchasing an IEEE Certificate of Completion (PDF) when you enroll or after you complete the course.

Course Curriculum

6 modules – 13 video lessons – 71 mins total

1.1 Introduction  
1.2 Comparison of Power Amplifier and Low Noise Amplifier  
1.3 Effect of Conjugate Matching  
1.4 Nonlinear Power Amplifier Model  
1.5 Small Signal Power Amplifier Behaviour  
1.6 RF Waveforms I  
1.7 RF Waveforms II  
1.8 Observed Effect of Load Impedance  
1.9 Load Line Theory Reference  
1.10 Power Transfer  
1.11 Reactive Effects  
1.12 Current Generator Plane  
1.13 Waveform Engineering  

2.1 Avago ATF-53189 E-pHEMT FET Datasheet  
2.2 Cree CGHV40030 30W GaN HEMT Datasheet  
2.3 Recommended Reading  

100% No-Risk Guarantee

We want you to be satisfied with this course and therefore offer a 100% no-risk refund guarantee. To receive a full refund, all we ask is that refund requests are made within 30 days of purchase and that you have viewed no more than 5 individual course videos.

Includes 1-year unlimited individual on-demand access to all course content

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