Design Flow Considerations for PA MMIC Design

This white paper from AWR examines a gallium arsenide (GaAs) pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor ( pHEMT) power amplifier (PA) design approach from a systems perspective. The design flow and its essential features for most PA design projects is illustrated through the design of a simple, Class A GaAs pHEMT monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) PA using AWR’s Microwave Office® high-frequency design software.