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Modeling and Characterization of RF and Microwave Power FETs


  • Page extent: 380 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.8 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 621.3815284
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: n/a
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Field-effect transistors--Mathematical models
    • Radio frequency oscillators

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521870665)

This book is a comprehensive exposition of FET modeling, and is a must-have resource for seasoned professionals and new graduates in the RF and microwave power amplifier design and modeling community. In it, you will find descriptions of characterization and measurement techniques, analysis methods, and the simulator implementation, model verification and validation procedures that are needed to produce a transistor model that can be used with confidence by the circuit designer. Written by semiconductor industry professionals with many years' device modeling experience in LDMOS and III-V technologies, this was the first book to address the modeling requirements specific to high-power RF transistors. A technology-independent approach is described, addressing thermal effects, scaling issues, nonlinear modeling, and in-package matching networks. These are illustrated using the current market-leading high-power RF technology, LDMOS, as well as with III-V power devices.

• Was the first book to cover high-power LDMOS in detail, including modeling techniques • Describes fundamental techniques and approaches to FET device modeling in general • Practical guide to how best to use models, for the RF power amplifier designer


1. RF and microwave power transistors; 2. An introduction to the compact modeling of high power FETs; 3. Electrical measurement techniques; 4. Passive components: simulation and modeling; 5. Thermal characterization and modeling; 6. Modeling the active transistor; 7. Function approximation for compact modeling; 8. Model implementation in CAD tools; 9. Model validation; About the authors; Index.


Review of the hardback: '… a well-written and useful text … a coherent review of the advanced state of power FET modelling and characterisation.' IEEE Microwave Magazine

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