Broadband RF-Input Continuous-Mode Load-Modulated Balanced Power Amplifier With Input Phase Adjustment
|Title:||Broadband RF-Input Continuous-Mode Load-Modulated Balanced Power Amplifier With Input Phase Adjustment||Authors:||Pang, Jingzhou; Chu, Chenhao; Li, Yue; Zhu, Anding||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12018||Date:||Oct-2020||Online since:||2021-03-10T16:38:52Z||Abstract:||This article presents the theory and design methodology of broadband RF-input continuous-mode load-modulated balanced power amplifier (CM-LMBA) by introducing the CM output-matching networks in the LMBA architecture. It is illustrated that the CM impedance condition can be achieved by properly adjusting the phase difference between the different PA branches in the proposed CM-LMBA during the entire load modulation process. An RF-input CM-LMBA with 1.45-2.45-GHz bandwidth using commercial GaN transistors is designed and implemented to validate the proposed architecture. The fabricated CM-LMBA attains a measured 11.2-13.4-dB gain and around 40-W saturated power. Power-added efficiency (PAE) of 46.4%-56.5% and 43.2%-50.3% is achieved at 6- and 8-dB output power back-offs throughout the designed band. When driven by a 100-MHz OFDM signal with an 8-dB peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), the proposed CM-LMBA achieves better than -46-dBc adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR) and higher than 45% average PAE after digital predistortion at 1.8 and 2.1 GHz.||Funding Details:||Science Foundation Ireland||Funding Details:||Trinity College Dublin (TCD)||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||IEEE||Journal:||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques||Volume:||68||Issue:||10||Start page:||4466||End page:||4478||Copyright (published version):||2020 IEEE||Keywords:||Bandwidth; Impedance; Broadband communication; Phase modulation; Wireless communication; Peak to average power ratio||DOI:||10.1109/tmtt.2020.3012141||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||ISSN:||0018-9480||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/|
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