Advances in High Power RF Design

  • Webinar Date

    May 5, 2016

  • Webinar Time

    10am PT/ 1pm ET

Webinar Overview

High power RF design has long been considered "black magic," an art rather than a science. It was common for an RF engineer to spend hours in the lab tuning an amplifier module with a kit of ATC capacitor sticks, foil tape and an X-ACTO knife. Compensating for parasitic elements and poor or nonexistent device models, trial and error was the norm. First-pass success was only an elusive dream. Advances in technologies and simulation tools have enabled engineers to disprove this myth and establish a new expectation for the industry. Hybrid active load-pull systems, 3D EM simulations and better device models enable RF engineers to move into the virtual world, evaluating circuit designs and advanced architectures in simulation before narrowing to one design to prototype.

This webcast will cover the challenges and the solutions provided by advancements in technologies and simulation tools. We will demonstrate a high power device model in simulation and determine the optimum harmonic impedances, comparing them to actual device load-pull. A matching circuit will be designed using EM simulation, and 3D EM tools will be discussed as the next generation for high power designs where integration is key.

Who should view this webcast:
High power RF design engineers who want to learn a more scientific approach to design using simulation tools and advancements in technologies.

Presenter Information:
Munawar Kermalli, Principal Engineer at Huawei

Munawar Kermalli is a principal engineer at Futurewei Technologies, the American R&D subsidiary of Huawei. He is responsible for advancing the RF capabilities through thought leadership and researching new architectures. Before joining Huawei, Munawar was with Lucent Technologies, serving as technical manager of an RF design group, lead researcher of a transceiver research group, RF specification engineer and RF architect of radio and amplifiers in the base station, and lead RF researcher for a novel PA architecture. Munawar started his career at MPD Technologies, where he worked on MPD's first CDMA and PCS feedforward amplifiers.

Munawar holds several granted patents and several more that are pending. He received his BSEE, summa cum laude, and MSEE from NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. He is a Keysight Certified Expert.