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Solid-State RF Power Generators

  • Roger WilliamsEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is intended to provide an overview of the benefits that solid-state RF generators can provide to industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) ‘RF energy’ applications, and the technologies, architectures, and design philosophies used in such generators. Our intention is to look at this from the end-user’s viewpoint and to provide information that will be most helpful to
  • researchers in a broad range of scientific and medical disciplines who want to learn how to use solid-state RF generation in their applications;

  • designers with ideas for products based on technology from these disciplines who want to learn about the feasibility of a solid-state generator and the tradeoffs they will need to consider;

  • ISM equipment manufacturers who are looking for an overview of solid-state generator technology to decide if and how they should get involved with it.

Solid-state RF power has been used for decades in 1–500 MHz ISM applications. However, power generation in the important 915 MHz, 2.45 GHz, and 5.8 GHz ISM bands has until recently been dominated by magnetrons, so those frequencies are the focus of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.3D RF Energy CorpProvidenceUSA

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