IMS Invites Students to Participate in Linear High Power Amplifier Design Competition

The 2020 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), this year, will be held in Los Angeles, California from 21 to 26 June. This year, one of the projects in the Student Design Competition is to design a ‘Linear High Power Amplifier (HPA)’. The competition will be sponsored by Maury Microwave and co-sponsored by Wolfspeed, who will provide the sample transistors required for the competition.

The objective of this SDC is to design a highly efficient high power amplifier (HPA) by using either the behavioral model or measured data of the RF power transistor. The participants will receive the measured data and model after the registration by e-mail. The students are free to use only measured data for the design. The winner HPA will be the one revealing the highest average efficiency with the modulated signal.

Click here to download an overview of the Linear High Power Amplifier Design Competition.

Registration Deadline
March 27, 2020
June 23, 2020
Award Declaration
June 25, 2020


  • 1st place: $1500 
  • 2nd place: $1000 
  • All invited participants: $100 

IMS 2020 is looking forward to meeting all ambitious students to participate in the design competition who are interested in power amplifier design and want to show their design skills and innovative ideas. Here is a 

Click here to learn more about the Student Design Competitions at IMS 2020.