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Doherty Power Amplifiers

Doherty Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Bumman Kim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-03-28
ISBN : 0128098759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Doherty Power Amplifiers: From Fundamentals to Advanced Design Methods is a great resource for both RF and microwave engineers and graduate students who want to understand and implement the technology into future base station and mobile handset systems. The book introduces the very basic operational principles of the Doherty Amplifier and its non-ideal behaviors. The different transconductance requirements for carrier and peaking amplifiers, reactive element effect, and knee voltage effect are described. In addition, several methods to correct imperfections are introduced, such as uneven input drive, gate bias adaptation, dual input drive and the offset line technique. Advanced design methods of Doherty Amplifiers are also explained, including multistage/multiway Doherty power amplifiers which can enhance the efficiency of the amplification of a highly-modulated signal. Other covered topics include signal tracking operation which increases the dynamic range, highly efficient saturated amplifiers, and broadband amplifiers, amongst other comprehensive, related topics. Specifically written on the Doherty Power Amplifier by the world’s leading expert, providing an in-depth presentation of principles and design techniques Includes detailed analysis on correcting non-ideal behaviors of Doherty Power Amplifiers Presents advanced Doherty Power Amplifier architectures

On the Design of High efficiency RF Doherty Power Amplifiers

On the Design of High efficiency RF Doherty Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Mehran Yahyavi
Publisher :
Release : 2016
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Power amplifiers (PAs) are one of the most crucial elements in wireless standards becasue they are the most power hungry subsystems. These elements have to face an important issue, which is the power efficiency, a fact related with the output back-off (OBO). But the OBO depends on the kind of modulated signal, in proportion to the modulated signal peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR). The higuer is the data rate, the higer is the OBO, and consequently the lower is the efficiency. A low efficiency of PAs causes the waste of energy as heat. Furthermore, the trade-off between linearity and efficiency in PAs is another major issue. To cope with the undesired circumstances producing efficiency degradation, the Doherty power amplifier (DPA) is one of the useful techniques which provide high efficiency for high PAPR of modern communication signals. Nevertheless, the limited bandwidth (BW) of this kind of PAs (about 10% of fractional bandwidth) and its importance (in modern wireless systems such as LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and satellite systems) have encouraged the researchers to improve this drawback in recent years. Some typical BW limiting factors effect on the performance of DPAs: i) quarter-wave length transformers, ii) phase compensation networks in/output matching circuits, iii) offset lines and device non-idealities; The quarter-wave length transformers performs as an inverter impedance in the load modulation technique of DPAs. The future objective in designing DPAs is to decrease the impact of these issues. In this context, this PhD-thesis is focused on improving fractional bandwidth of DPAs using the new methods that are related to impedance transformers instead of impedance inverters in the load modulation technique. This study is twofold. First, it is presented a novel DPA where a wideband GaN DPA in the 2.5 GHz band with an asymmetrical Wilkinson splitter. The impedance transformer of the proposed architecture is based on a matching network including a tapered line with multi-section transformer in the main stage. The BW of this DPA has ranged from 1.8 to 2.7 GHz. Plus, the obtained power efficiency (drain) is higher than 33% in the whole BW at both maximum and OBO power levels. Second, based on the benefits of the Klopfenstein taper, a promising DPA design is proposed where a Klopfenstein taper replaces the tapered line. In fact, this substitution results on reducing the reflection coefficient of the transformer. From a practical prototype realization of this novel Doherty-like PA in the 2.25 GHz band, this modification has demonstrated that the resulting DPA BW is increased in comparison to the conventional topology while keeping the efficiency figures. Moreover, this study also shows that the Klopfenstein taper based design allows an easy tuning of the group delay through the output reactance of the taper, resulting in a more straightforward adjustments than other recently published designs where the quarter-wave transformer is replaced by multi-section transmission lines (hybrid or similar). Experimental results have shown 43-54% of drain efficiency at 42 dBm output power, in the range of 1.7 to 2.75 GHz. Concretely, the results presented in this novel Doherty-like PA implies an specific load modulation technique that uses the mixed Klopfenstein tapered line together with a multi-section transformer in order to obtain high bandwidth with the usual efficiency in DPAs.

Advanced Techniques in RF Power Amplifier Design

Advanced Techniques in RF Power Amplifier Design Book
Author : Steve C. Cripps
Publisher : Artech House
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781580535649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This much-anticipated volume builds on the author's best selling and classic work, RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications (Artech House, 1999), offering experienced engineers a more in-depth understanding of the theory and design of RF power amplifiers. An invaluable reference tool for RF, digital and system level designers, the book includes discussions on the most critical topics for professionals in the field, including envelope power management schemes and linearization.

Switchmode RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers

Switchmode RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Andrei Grebennikov,Nathan O. Sokal,Marc J Franco
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-06-28
ISBN : 0124159834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Combining solid theoretical discussions with practical design examples, this book is an essential reference on developing RF and microwave switchmode power amplifiers. With this book you will be able to: Design high-efficiency RF and microwave power amplifiers on different types of bipolar and field-effect transistors using well-known and novel theoretical approaches, nonlinear simulation tools, and practical design techniques Design any type of high-efficiency switchmode power amplifiers operating in Class D or E at lower frequencies and in Class E or F and their subclasses at microwave frequencies, with specified output power Understand the theory and practical implementation of load-network design techniques based on lumped and transmission-line elements Combine multi-stage Doherty architecture and switchmode power amplifiers to significantly increase efficiency of the entire radio transmitter Learn the different types of predistortion linearization techniques required to improve the quality of signal transmission in a nonlinear amplifying system New to this edition: Comprehensive overview of different Doherty architectures which are, and will be used in modern communication systems to save power consumption and reduce costs A new chapter on analog and digital predistortion techniques Coverage of broadband Class-F power amplifiers, high-power inverse Class-F power amplifiers for WCDMA systems, broadband Class-E techniques Unique focus on switchmode RF and microwave power amplifiers that are widely used in cellular/wireless, satellite and radar communication systems and which offer major power consumption savings Complete coverage of the new Doherty architecture which offers major efficiencies and savings on power consumption Balances theory with practical implementatation, avoiding a cookbook approach, enabling engineers to develop better designs Trusted content from leading figures in the field with a Foreword of endorsement by Zoya Popovic

Development of High Efficiency Power Amplifiers for Emerging Wireless Applications

Development of High Efficiency Power Amplifiers for Emerging Wireless Applications Book
Author : Jeffery Alan Curtis
Publisher :
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781321608328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this Ph.D. research, several Ka-Band power amplifiers are designed and built for use in next generation mobile broadband communication systems. The Doherty power amplifier architecture is demonstrated as a possible solution to improving the back-off efficiency of millimeter-wave power amplifiers, since many mobile broadband communication systems employ modulation formats with large peak-to-average power ratios. This research also demonstrates some novel techniques to improve upon the Doherty architecture for millimeter-wave power amplifier design. Two fully integrated Ka-Band Doherty power amplifiers are designed and developed using a 0.15-[mu]m GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process. The first uses the classic Doherty configuration with some previously developed modifications to resolve some practical issues and achieves a measured small signal gain of 10.3 dB, measured output power at 1-dB compression point (P1dB) of 25.1 dBm, measured peak power added efficiency (PAE) of 38%, and measured PAE of 27% at 6-dB back-off power. The bias network of this same Doherty was then modified by short circuiting some resistors in the gate bias path and it then achieves a measured small signal gain of 10.5 dB, measured output power at 1-dB compression point (P1dB) of 26.9 dBm, measured peak power added efficiency of 42%, and measured PAE of 32% at 6-dB back-off power. The second Doherty amplifier uses a novel load-pull based Doherty technique accounting for nonideal back-off impedance in millimeter-wave power amplifiers and achieves a measured small signal gain of 9 dB, simulated output power at 1-dB compression point (P1dB) of 29 dBm, simulated peak power added efficiency of 46%, and simulated PAE of 35% at 6-dB back-off power. The performance achieved with these power amplifiers makes them a promising candidate for use in next generation mobile broadband communication systems.

High Efficiency RF and Microwave Solid State Power Amplifiers

High Efficiency RF and Microwave Solid State Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Paolo Colantonio,Franco Giannini,Ernesto Limiti
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-07-08
ISBN : 9780470746554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you want to know how to design high efficiency RF and microwave solid state power amplifiers? Read this book to learn the main concepts that are fundamental for optimum amplifier design. Practical design techniques are set out, stating the pros and cons for each method presented in this text. In addition to novel theoretical discussion and workable guidelines, you will find helpful running examples and case studies that demonstrate the key issues involved in power amplifier (PA) design flow. Highlights include: Clarification of topics which are often misunderstood and misused, such as bias classes and PA nomenclatures. The consideration of both hybrid and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Discussions of switch-mode and current-mode PA design approaches and an explanation of the differences. Coverage of the linearity issue in PA design at circuit level, with advice on low distortion power stages. Analysis of the hot topic of Doherty amplifier design, plus a description of advanced techniques based on multi-way and multi-stage architecture solutions. High Efficiency RF and Microwave Solid State Power Amplifiers is: an ideal tutorial for MSc and postgraduate students taking courses in microwave electronics and solid state circuit/device design; a useful reference text for practising electronic engineers and researchers in the field of PA design and microwave and RF engineering. With its unique unified vision of solid state amplifiers, you won’t find a more comprehensive publication on the topic.

Partitioning Design Approach for the Reliable Design of Highly Efficient RF Power Amplifiers

Partitioning Design Approach for the Reliable Design of Highly Efficient RF Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Roshanak Lehna
Publisher : kassel university press GmbH
Release : 2017-11-13
ISBN : 373760388X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The modern wireless communication systems require modulated signals with wide modulation bandwidth. This, in turns, requires signals with very high dynamic range and peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR). This means that the amplifier in the base-station has to work at a power back-off as large as the dynamic range of the signal, so that the amplifier has a high linearity in this region. For the standard single-stage amplifiers, this large power back-off reduces the efficiency dramatically. In this work, a three-way Doherty power amplifier (DPA) aiming at high power efficiency within a dynamic range of 9.5 dB, is designed and fabricated using partitioning design approach. The partitioning design approach decomposes a complex design task into small-sized, well-controllable, and verifiable subcircuits. This advanced straight forward method has shown very promising results. Using this design approach, a three-way DPA has been designed to demonstrate the advantages of this reliable design technique as well. Based on the design of a single-stage power amplifier and proposing a novel output power combiner, a 6 W three-way DPA has been designed which allows the mandatory load modulation principle in three-way DPA structures to be realized with simpler elements, whereas the design of a standard Doherty combiner would have been very challenging and not practical due to the extremely small value of its characteristic line impedance. The proposed combiner is calculated for a three-way DPA with 2-mm AlGaN/GaN-HEMTs. The simulation result shows a very good load modulation for the amplifier, which confirms the theoretical expectation for a three-way DPA. The efficiency of the designed 6 W three-way DPA at large back-off shows very promising values compared to recently reported amplifiers. The measured IMD3 products confirm the good linearity of the amplifier as well. Accordingly, the proposed power combiner and the design strategy are recommended to be used as the preferred option for designing three-way DPA structures with very high output power.

RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design Second Edition

RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design  Second Edition Book
Author : Andrei Grebennikov
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2015-02-09
ISBN : 007182863X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The latest power amp design methods Fully updated to address cutting-edge technologies, the new edition of this practical guide provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of RF and microwave power amplifier design. The book describes both existing and new schematic configurations, theoretical approaches, circuit simulation results, and implementation techniques. New chapters discuss linearization and efficiency enhancement and high-efficiency Doherty power amplifiers. Featuring a systematic approach, this comprehensive resource bridges the theory and practice of RF and microwave engineering. RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design, Second Edition, covers: Two-port network parameters and passive elements Nonlinear circuit design methods Nonlinear active device modeling Impedance matching Power transformers, combiners, and couplers Power amplifier design fundamentals High-efficiency power amplifier design Broadband power amplifiers Linearization and efficiency enhancement techniques High-efficiency Doherty power amplifiers

Distortion in RF Power Amplifiers

Distortion in RF Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Joel Vuolevi,Timo Rahkonen
Publisher : Artech House
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781580536295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Here is a thorough treatment of distortion in RF power amplifiers. This unique resource offers expert guidance in designing easily linearizable systems that have low memory effects. It offers you a detailed understanding of how the matching impedances of a power amplifier and other RF circuits can be tuned to minimize overall distortion. What's more, you see how to build models that can be used for distortion simulations.

High Efficiency Load Modulation Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications

High Efficiency Load Modulation Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications Book
Author : Zhancang Wang
Publisher : Artech House
Release : 2017-06-30
ISBN : 1630814679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This cutting-edge resource presents a complete and systematic overview of the practical design considerations of radio frequency (RF) high efficiency load modulation power amplifiers (PA) for modern wireless communications for 4G and beyond. It provides comprehensive insight into all aspects of load modulation PA design and optimization not only covering design approaches specifically for passive and active load modulation operation but also hybrid with dynamic supply modulation and digital signal processing algorithms required for performance enhancement. Passive load impedance tuner design, dynamic load modulation PA, active load modulation PA and Doherty PA design for efficiently enhancement are explained. Readers find practical guidance into load modulation PA design for bandwidth extension, including video bandwidth enhancement techniques, broadband dynamic load amplifiers, topology selection, design procedures, and network output. This book presents the evolution and integration of classical load modulation PA topologies in order to meet new challenges in the field.

RF Power Amplifiers

RF Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Marian K. Kazimierczuk
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-11-26
ISBN : 1118844343
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This second edition of the highly acclaimed RF Power Amplifiers has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latest challenges associated with power transmitters used in communications systems. With more rigorous treatment of many concepts, the new edition includes a unique combination of class-tested analysis and industry-proven design techniques. Radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers are the fundamental building blocks used in a vast variety of wireless communication circuits, radio and TV broadcasting transmitters, radars, wireless energy transfer, and industrial processes. Through a combination of theory and practice, RF Power Amplifiers, Second Edition provides a solid understanding of the key concepts, the principle of operation, synthesis, analysis, and design of RF power amplifiers. This extensive update boasts: up to date end of chapter summaries; review questions and problems; an expansion on key concepts; new examples related to real-world applications illustrating key concepts and brand new chapters covering ‘hot topics’ such as RF LC oscillators and dynamic power supplies. Carefully edited for superior readability, this work remains an essential reference for research & development staff and design engineers. Senior level undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students will also find it an invaluable resource with its practical examples & summaries, review questions and end of chapter problems. Key features: • A fully revised solutions manual is now hosted on a companion website alongside new simulations. • Extended treatment of a broad range of topologies of RF power amplifiers. • In-depth treatment of state-of-the art of modern transmitters and a new chapter on oscillators. • Includes problem-solving methodology, step-by-step derivations and closed-form design equations with illustrations.

Bandwidth and Efficiency Enhancement in Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers for Wireless Transmitters

Bandwidth and Efficiency Enhancement in Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers for Wireless Transmitters Book
Author : Karun Rawat,Patrick Roblin,Shiban Kishen Koul
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-05
ISBN : 3030388662
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on broadband power amplifier design for wireless communication. Nonlinear model embedding is described as a powerful tool for designing broadband continuous Class-J and continuous class F power amplifiers. The authors also discuss various techniques for extending bandwidth of load modulation based power amplifiers, such as Doherty power amplifier and Chireix outphasing amplifiers. The book also covers recent trends on digital as well as analog techniques to enhance bandwidth and linearity in wireless transmitters. Presents latest trends in designing broadband power amplifiers; Covers latest techniques for using nonlinear model embedding in designing power amplifiers based on waveform engineering; Describes the latest techniques for extending bandwidth of load modulation based power amplifiers such as Doherty power amplifier and Chireix outphasing amplifiers; Includes coverage of hybrid analog/digital predistortion as wideband solution for wireless transmitters; Discusses recent trends on on-chip power amplifier design with GaN /GaAs MMICs for high frequency applications.

Contributions to the Design of RF Power Amplifiers

Contributions to the Design of RF Power Amplifiers Book
Author : Igor Aćimović
Publisher :
Release : 2013
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this thesis we introduce a two-way Doherty amplifier architecture with multiple feedbacks for digital predistortion based on impedance-inverting directional coupler (transcoupler). The tunable two-way Doherty amplifier with a tuned circulator-based impedance inverter is presented. Compact N-way Doherty architectures that subsume impedance inverter and offset line functionality into output matching networks are derived. Comprehensive N-way Doherty amplifier design and analysis techniques based on load-pull characterization of active devices and impedance modulation effects are developed. These techniques were then applied to the design of a two-way Doherty amplifier and a three-way Doherty amplifier which were manufactured and their performance measured and compared to the amplifier performance specifications and simulated results.