Understanding RF data sheet parameters; DC specifications; Functional characteristics for power transistors, low power transistors, linear modules, and power modules; RF transistor fundamentals; Transistor characteristics in specific applications; Bandwidth considerations; MOSFETs vs. bipolars; FETs and BJTs; types of transistors; Comparing parameters; Circuit configurations; Common emitter and common source; Common Base and common gate; Common collector and common drain; Classes of operation; Forms of modulation; Operating transistors in pulse mode; Reliability considerations; Construction techniques; Types of packages; Emitter/source inductance; Laying out a circuit board; Tips for systematic PC layout design; Mounting RF devices; RF modules; Power amplifier design; Single-ended RF amplifier designs; Parallel transistor amplifiers; MOSFETs; Push-pull amplifiers; Computer-aided design programs; Circuit testing; Types of low-pass filters; Wideband impedance matching; Conventional transformers; Twisted wire transformers; Transmission line transformers; Equal delay transmission line transformers; Power splitting and combining; Basic types of power combiners; In phase and 180 degree combiners; 90 degree hybrids; Line hybrids; Ring hybrids; Branch line couplers; Wilkinson couplers; Frequency compensation and negative feedback; LDMOS high power transistors; Differences between LDMOS high power transistors and bipolars; Differences between LDMOS high power transistors and TMOS FETs; Designing high power RF amplifiers using LDMOS; Small signal amplifier design; Scattering parameters; Noise parameters; Biasing considerations; Power gain; Stability; Actual steps in low power amplifier design; and much more
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