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Wolfspeed Sponsors Free Access to RF Tutorials

AWR Microwave Office-based online tutorials presented by expert Francesco Fornetti

Wolfspeed, a maker of GaN-on-SiC HEMTs and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) is sponsoring one year of free access to a multimedia engineering tutorial on passive and active RF circuits, including amplifiers.

Entitled "˜Conquer Radio Frequency: A Multimedia Conceptual Guide to RF & Microwave Engineering, Based on AWR Microwave Office Video Tutorials' the tutorial was authored by Francesco Fornetti, an expert in advanced semiconductor materials and devices, including GaN HEMTs.

The online tutorial provides users with a full-colour reference textbook that serves as an introduction to the fundamental principles of both passive and active RF and microwave circuit design.

In the more than 12 hours of circuit design video tutorials that accompany the textbook, Fornetti illustrates how to design, test, and characterize RF power amplifiers using the proprietary large signal GaN HEMT models that Wolfspeed developed for the NI AWR Design Environment Microwave Office suite of design tools.

"As part of our commitment to furthering RF and microwave engineering education, and advancing the overall applications engineering knowledge-base for GaN devices, Wolfspeed is proud to sponsor twelve months of free access to Fornetti's seminal work on the fundamentals of RF design engineering," said Jim Milligan, RF and microwave director, Wolfspeed.

"The innovative simulation capabilities of the Microwave Office suite and its intuitive interface allow Fornetti to more fully examine the subtleties of RF circuit performance, and to provide a level of insight beyond that obtained in a lab environment or from a static textbook."

An early advocate of GaN RF semiconductor technology, Fornetti is a teaching fellow at the University of Bristol's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, where he has developed novel test methodologies and practical measurement techniques for RF GaN power amplifier design at microwave frequencies. 

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