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AWR release White Paper on Balun Design

posted 6 Feb 2014, 03:56 by Dominic FitzPatrick   [ updated 6 Feb 2014, 04:06 ]
Based on work by PoweRFul Microwave's Dominic FitzPatrick, this paper describes how the Axiem E-M simulation engine within the Microwave Office design suite can be used to design planar baluns. These structures are particularly useful in high power, high efficiency Power Amplifiers and have traditionally been manufactured using coaxial cables. Planar baluns are more repeatable, lower cost and easier to assemble and so a particularly attractive for volume manufacture.

A copy of the paper can be down loaded from the AWR website, in the section on Axiem:

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