RF and Microwave Power Amplifier and Transmitter Technologies — Part 1

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  • Author: Frederick H. Raab, Peter Asbeck, Steve Cripps, Peter B. Kenington, Zoya B. Popovic, Nick Pothecary, John F. Sevic and Nathan O. Sokal
RF and microwave power amplifiers and transmitters are used in a wide variety of applications including wireless communication, jamming, imaging, radar, and RF heating. This article provides an intro-duction and historical background for the subject, and begins the technical discussion with material on signals, linearity, efficiency, and RF-power devices. At the end, there is a convenient summary of the acronyms used—this will be provided with all four installments. Author affiliations and con-tact information are also provided at the end of each part.