John Wood

John Wood, PhD

John Wood received B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK, in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He is currently Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff in Maxim Labs at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA, where he is working on Envelope Tracking and Digital Pre-Distortion systems for wireless communications applications. He was formerly a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff responsible for RF System & Device Modeling in the RF Division of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc, Tempe, AZ, USA. His areas of expertise include the development of compact device models and behavioural models for RF power transistors and Ics, and linearization and pre-distortion of high-power amplifiers. To enable and support these modeling requirements, he has been involved in the specification of high power pulsed I-V-RF test systems, for connectorized and on-wafer applications, and in the development of large-signal network analyzer (LSNA), loadpull, and envelope measurement techniques. From 1997-2005 he worked in the Microwave Technology Center of Agilent Technologies (then Hewlett Packard) in Santa Rosa, CA, USA, where his research work has included the investigation, characterization, and development of large-signal and bias-dependent linear FET models for millimetre-wave applications, and nonlinear behavioural modeling using LSNA measurements and nonlinear system identification techniques.

He has organized, co-organized, and presented at many workshops at IMS and RWS in recent years; he was on the Steering Committee for IMS 2006, and has been a member of the IMS Technical Program Committee for the past four years, currently Chair of SC-20 'High-Power Amplifiers.' He has been a member of the ARFTG Executive Committee from 2007-14, was the Technical Program Chair for the 70th & 75th ARFTG Conferences (2007, 2010), and the General Chair for the 78th ARFTG Conference in Fall 2011. He was Technical Program Chair for the IEEE Power Amplifier Symposium 2008, 2010, and was General Chair in 2009 and 2011. He is a regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory & Techniques, on Electron Devices, and on Circuits & Systems. He is author or co-author of over 130 papers and articles in the fields of microwave device and system modeling and characterization, and microwave device technology. He is the 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 is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Microwave magazine for 2012-14: this is the magazine of the IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S); he is also an MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for 2012-14. He received the ARFTG Technology Award in 2007. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.