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Wideband PA design: The "continuous" mode of operation

Tasker, Paul J., Carrubba, Vincenzo, Wright, P., Lees, Jonathan, Benedikt, Johannes and Cripps, Stephen Charles 2012. Wideband PA design: The "continuous" mode of operation. Presented at: Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS), La Jolla, CA, USA, 14-17 October 2012. Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS), 2012 IEEE. IEEE, pp. 1-4. 10.1109/CSICS.2012.6340048

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Abstract

The introduction and formulation of the “Continuous” modes of transistor operation has provided an alternative design route for the realization of high efficiency power amplifiers (PA’s) over a wide bandwidth (approaching an octave). The formulation of the “Continuous” modes provides a mathematical framework for extending the fundamental/harmonic impedance space over which the power and efficiency performance of the traditional PA modes, i.e. Class, B, Class F, etc, can be maintained. This mathematical framework has been experimentally validated using RF I-V waveform engineering measurements systems and the realization of demonstrator PA prototypes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Class B mode , Class F mode , RF I-V waveform engineering measurement system , continuous transistor operation modes , efficiency performance , fundamental impedance space , harmonic impedance space , high efficiency PA , high efficiency power amplifier , wideband PA design
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781467309288
ISSN: 1550-8781
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:40
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42623

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