Wood, John - CEI-Europe

Wood, John

PhD, Technical Consultant, Obsidian Microwave, LLC, USA.

John Wood earned B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, in 1976 and 1980, respectively.

He is currently owner and technical consultant with Obsidian Microwave, LLC.  He was with Maxim Integrated from 2011-2015, where he was responsible for RFIC system architecture and DPD developments.  Dr. Wood was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the RF Division of Freescale Semiconductor, from 2005-2011.

Dr. Woods areas of expertise include the development of nonlinear compact device models and behavioral models for RF power transistors and ICs, the understanding of the impact, characterization, & control using digital pre-distortion (DPD) of nonlinearities and memory effects in high-efficiency PAs.  From 1997-2005 he worked in the Microwave Technology Center of Agilent Technologies, developing large-signal and bias-dependent linear FET models for mm-wave applications, and nonlinear behavioral models using LSNA measurements and nonlinear system identification techniques.

Dr. Wood is author or co-author of over 150 papers and articles.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Electron Devices Societies.  He has been a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for MTT Society, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Microwave Magazine, co-author of Modeling and Characterization of RF and Microwave Power FETs (Cambridge, 2007), and co-editor of Fundamentals of Nonlinear Behavioral Modeling for RF and Microwave Design (Artech House, 2005). He received the ARFTG Technology Award in 2007.

Dr. Wood has been a member of the CEI-Europe faculty since 2009.

Course #07   Behavioral Modeling and Digital Predistortion of RF Power Amplifiers

Course #06 Linearisation and Modelling Techniques for RF Power Amplifier in Modern Communications Systems

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