Power Amplifier designers need to achieve performance objectives such as output power, efficiency, gain, adjacent-channel leakage ratio, error vector magnitude, etc. These depend on the impedances presented to the input and output of the transistors as well as the bias point. Load pull is a tool to investigate performance variation with the load.
With nonlinear transistor models or measured load pull data, you can simulate to investigate performance and determine optimal load impedances. Next you can use this data to investigate performance and design and optimise impedance matching networks.
In two one-hour sessions we will show how to run various load pull simulations (including new, more advanced techniques) and use measured load pull data in PathWave ADS to design impedance matching networks.