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High-efficiency broadband PA design based on continuous Class-F mode with compression

Syed Anera, Syed M. H., Husseini, Thoalfukar, Alsahali, Sattam, Bell, James J. ORCID:, Quaglia, Roberto ORCID:, Kermalli, Munawar, Tasker, Paul J. ORCID: and Benedikt, Johannes ORCID: 2019. High-efficiency broadband PA design based on continuous Class-F mode with compression. Presented at: 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2019, Boston, USA, 2 -7 June 2019. MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IEEE, pp. 698-701. 10.1109/MWSYM.2019.8700767

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The paper presents a novel reformulation of the Continuous Class-F (CCF) mode by including an I-V knee scaling equation in the drain current waveform. The device's knee region scales down the waveform and distorts the ideal flat performances especially when the device is in compression. The output power and drain efficiency are no longer constant across α variation in the CCF mode. Instead, symmetrical performances across α space are simulated and measured showing drain efficiency is at peak when α is at its extreme: +1 or -1. 10W GaN HEMT broadband PA (1.7 GHz to 2.7 GHz) is designed by restricting phase rotation of 2 nd harmonic impedances within α=-1 ranges across bandwidth. The manufactured PA achieved 11.3W-18.4W Pout and 65.7%-83.4% DE. When operated with 10MHz LTE signal with 7.6dB PAPR at 2.7 GHz, the PA achieved ACPR levels of -53.6/-54.6 dBc after DPD.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781728113104
ISSN: 2576-7216
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2022 11:54

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