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By Paulo Correa, Empower RF Systems
Chief Technical Officer
May 15, 2017
On Tuesday, June 6th, Empower RF's CTO, Paulo Correa, will be presenting
this topic to an audience of IMS attendees at the Exhibitor Workshop, 1pm to 3pm, Room 318/319 of the
Hawaii Convention Center.
The RF system amplifier has not evolved in any significant way since the inclusion of the microcontroller
twenty years ago. That's a remarkable statement given the advancements seen in virtually every other
application of RF products and test systems.
In this workshop, we will define and evaluate power amplifier architecture for modern multi-mode
applications including the importance of key parameters, systems design considerations (hardware and
software), operational mode settings, effective utilization of system wide components, performance trade-offs,
and forward looking / capabilities (future proofing).
Real world examples and data will be shown from a single Empower RF Next Generation COTS amplifier
simulating several application specific scenarios using pulse mode, frequency hopping, and multi-tone/multi-carrier
modes respectively. These "use cases" provide an ideal context to discuss why this amplifier architecture
has both input and output detectors and why this is necessary for user selectable Automatic Gain Control
(AGC) and Automatic Level Control (ALC).
List of Workshops: http://ims2017.org/exhibition/exhibitor-workshops
If you will be attending IMS 2017, we invite you to come see us at Booth 1007. We would be pleased
to spend time with you discussing your test or operating scenarios, talking about our Company, and comparing
notes on your application. If you are not able to join us at the show, please allow us to schedule a
visit for you to our HQ facilities (10 minutes from LAX) or make arrangements for a "virtual tour" via
web meeting to show you these products in operation.
Download Empower's NEW Catalog:
About Empower RF
Founded in 1999, Empower RF Systems is a global leader in power amplifier solutions that are critical
to defense, commercial, and industrial market applications. With our origins in the design of broadband
and band-specific solid state power amplifiers, Empower continues to advance the science of RF power
amplification to produce rugged, power efficient, and cost-effective solutions. It is our priority to
design and deliver high quality, innovative products which address customer systems and business requirements.
Empower RF Systems, Inc.
316 W. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
P: +1 (310) 412-8100
F: +1 (310) 412-9232
Posted May 19, 2017