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Modeling techniques suitable for CAD-based design of internal matching networks of high-power RF/microwave transistors

Aaen, PH, Plá, JA and Balanis, CA (2006) Modeling techniques suitable for CAD-based design of internal matching networks of high-power RF/microwave transistors IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 54 (7). pp. 3052-3058.

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A scalable and accurate simulation technique to be used for the computer-aided design (CAD) of matching networks employed within high-power RF transistors is presented. A novel measurement methodology is developed and utilized during the validation of the proposed analysis approach. Appropriate segmentation techniques were developed, which are consistent with the design approach of the high-power transistor, that take into account the overall complexity of the internal match of most modern RF high-power transistors, while preserving important electromagnetic interactions. By being able to properly decouple the linear portion of the overall packaged transistor model, an objective accuracy assessment via the comparison of measured versus simulated results of the internal matching network was accomplished. The level of accuracy obtained provides credence to the idea of a full CAD-driven design process of the internal match of high-power RF transistors. © 2006 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute
Authors :
Aaen, PH
Plá, JA
Balanis, CA
Date : July 2006
DOI : 10.1109/TMTT.2006.877033
Additional Information : © 2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
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Date Deposited : 26 Sep 2013 15:06
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:15

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