Professor, University of Cardiff and Hywave Associates,
Dr Steve C. Cripps obtained his Ph.D. degree from Cambridge
University, England. He worked for Plessey Research (now GECMM) on
GaAsFET hybrid circuit development. Later he joined
Watkins-Johnson's solid state division , Palo Alto, CA, and has
held Engineering and Management positions at WJ, Loral, and
Celeritek. During this period, he designed the industry's first 2-8
Ghz and 6-18 Ghz 1 watt solid state amplifiers, and in 1983
published a technique for microwave power amplifier design, which
has become widely adopted in the industry.
In 1990 he became an independent consultant and was active in a
variety of commercial RF product developments, including the design
of several cellular telephone power amplifier MMIC products. In
1996 he returned to England, where his consulting activities
continue to be focused in the RF power amplifier area.
In 2006 Dr. Cripps published a second edition of his
best-selling book, "RF Power Amplifier Design for Wireless
Communications" (Artech House). He is currently vice-chair of the
High Power Amplifier subcommittee of the Technical Co-ordination
and Technical Program Committees of the IEEE Microwave Theory and
Techniques Society, and writes the regular "Microwave Bytes" column
in the IEEE Microwave Magazine. He is the recipient of the 2008
IEEE Microwave Applications Award.
Dr Cripps has been a member of the CEI-Europe Faculty since
1995, and is a Professorial research fellow at Cardiff University,
Linearisation and Modelling Techniques for RF Power Amplifier in
Modern Communications Systems
Advanced RF Power Amplifier Techniques for Wireless and
Picture: The ARMMS RF & Microwave society's
prize for 2003 years best paper was won jointly by Chris Mann of
Flann Microwave and Steve Cripps of Hywave Associates.