I'm working with the SKY65111-348LF power amplifier from Skyworks and wanted to obtain some idea of its performance using AWR Microwave Office. I'm not sure if my process is correct and wanted to have it verified by someone with more design experience.
Starting out, I created a system block diagram that consists of the amplifier with its corresponding parameters and a low-pass filter (LPF) to mitigate harmonics. It is worth noting the LPF block references an S2P file.
Based on the datasheet parameters given, I entered what was available in the amplifier "Basic Settings":
Tuning the model, I found that -0.5 dBm input power yielded +30 dBm output, which is my desired value. The following graphs were obtained:
I am wondering if the PA parameters - on page 3 of the datasheet - were entered correctly and if the resulting output plots can be trusted?