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Novel wide band high-efficiency active harmonic injection power amplifier concept

Almuhaisen, Abdullah, Wright, Peter Thomas, Lees, Jonathan ORCID:, Tasker, Paul J. ORCID:, Cripps, Stephen Charles ORCID: and Benedikt, Johannes ORCID: 2010. Novel wide band high-efficiency active harmonic injection power amplifier concept. Presented at: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Anaheim, CA, USA, 23-28 May 2010. 2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT 2010). New York: IEEE, pp. 664-667. 10.1109/MWSYM.2010.5514759

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This paper introduces a novel approach for the realization of wide band (>octave) high-efficiency (>95%) high Power Amplifiers (PAs). The proposed concept utilizes active harmonic injection to achieve the appropriate waveform shaping of the voltage/current waveforms necessary to deliver simultaneously both high power and high efficiency operation. The new PA structure thus consists of two parallel PAs where the main PA generates fundamental power and an auxiliary PA injects a harmonic signal at the output of the main PA to perform waveform shaping. An active harmonic injection PA circuit designed around the 10 W GaN transistor is demonstrated, along with the basic mathematical analysis and computer simulation of this new mode of operation. The measured performance of the PA demonstrator realized at 0.9 GHz provided a drain efficiency of 74.3% at P1dB, validating the concept and its potential.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Broadband amplifiers; high efficiency; injection amplifiers; microwave amplifiers; power amplifiers
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781424460564
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:50

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