Innovative Passives and Substrates Enable RF Power Amplifier Designs for Cooking Applications

  • Webinar Date

    October 13, 2016

  • Webinar Time

    7am PT/ 10am ET

Webinar Overview

Solid state RF power amplifiers offers major benefits in performance of microwave ovens vs. magnetron technology, by improving heating distribution profiles and extending the life of the equipment with improved efficiencies. In addition, the power efficiency allows for significant savings in power consumption. To do so, advances in passive components and substrates are aiding in the adoption of this new exciting technology. In this webinar, we will cover approaches by industry leading companies like Huber & Suhner, Anaren and Rogers Corp in the area of connectors, matching components, sampling couplers and substrates that provide solid state alternative paths to waveguides and magnetrons in cooking devices.



  • RF Energy Alliance
    • Introduction of RF Energy Alliance (goals and members)
    • Brief discussion of roadmap toward solid state microwave ovens
  • Rogers Corporation: RF PCB material considerations for high power applications
    • Key properties affecting thermal rise in solid state RF amplifiers
    • PCB material choices, pro’s and con’s
    • Options for heat removal
  • Anaren: Power amplifier matching and coupler design using single- and multilayer PCB technology
    • Matching alternatives for low cost and small size
    • Transistor combining with and without isolation
    • Forward and reverse power sampling options
  • Huber + Suhner: Connecting power amplifiers with cooking cavities:
    • Limitations on current generation
    • Next step: Board-to-cavity connectors
    • Future: Direct integration of components into PA-module
  • Q&A session

Presenter Bios:
Dr. Klaus Werner is the owner of kw tec b.v., a company active in the fields of metrology, automation and consultancy. Currently, he focuses on RF Energy market development as the RF Energy Alliance executive director. Dr. Werner was previously with NXP Semiconductors as the solid state RF Energy markets business development manager. He studied physics at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and holds a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Device Technology from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Dr. Werner started his professional career as a process engineer at Philips Semiconductors. Prior to his assignment in the RF power device business, he worked in several engineering and operational management functions.

Hannes Grubinger is responsible for the industrial applications market within the radio frequency market management of HUBER+SUHNER. Before joining HUBER+SUHNER in 2013, he worked in development with an emphasis on radio frequency technology. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering. Dr. Grubinger’s research focused on the field of radio-frequency technology, including antennas, passive components, oscillators and low-noise systems

Hans Peter is currently responsible for the business development function at Anaren, with focus on RF Energy applications and markets. He has been with Anaren for more than twenty years, holding various roles in engineering and various management positions. Hans Peter was responsible for the design of some of the company’s first Xinger components. Ostergaard holds a MSEE degree from Aalborg University, Denmark and an MBA from Sage Graduate School.

Art Aguayo has been with Rogers Advanced Connectivity Solutions for over 20 years, where he has held various positions in Engineering, Quality Assurance and Marketing. Currently he holds the position of Sr. Market Development Manager, Wireless Telecom Networks. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico and a Masters of Science with focus in Electromagnetics from Arizona State University. 

Sponsored by: Anaren, HUBER+SUHNER, RF Energy Alliance & Rogers Corporation