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GaN-MMIC Doherty power amplifier with integrated reconfigurable input network for microwave backhaul applications

Giofre, R., Piazzon, L., Colantonio, P., Giannini, F., Camarchia, V., Quaglia, Roberto, Pirola, M. and Ramella, C. 2015. GaN-MMIC Doherty power amplifier with integrated reconfigurable input network for microwave backhaul applications. Presented at: 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Phoenix, AZ, 17-22 May 2015. 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IEEE, 10.1109/MWSYM.2015.7166763

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Abstract

A 7 GHz GaN MMIC Doherty power amplifier with reconfigurable input network for backhaul applications, is presented. The reconfigurable solution is conceived to be simply implemented in MMIC technologies. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the strategy, a second Doherty with fixed input network, has been designed for comparison. Both prototypes have been realized adopting a commercial GaN HEMT process and characterized in large signal conditions. The experimental results prove the capability of the proposed solution to overcome the issues related to the inaccuracy of the active device nonlinear models especially for the Class-C bias condition required by the Peak amplifier. At 7 GHz both MMICs exhibit an output power of 40 dBm. However, at 6 dB of output power backoff, the reconfigurable Doherty efficiency is 43%, 10% higher than the one of the DPA with fixed input network

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: IEEE
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:46
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/84629

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