Highly Efficient Broadband Continuous Inverse Class-F Power Amplifier Design Using Modified Elliptic Low-Pass Filtering Matching Network
|Title:||Highly Efficient Broadband Continuous Inverse Class-F Power Amplifier Design Using Modified Elliptic Low-Pass Filtering Matching Network||Authors:||Yang, Mengsu
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8388||Date:||May-2016||Abstract:||This paper proposes a design approach for a broadband and high-efficiency continuous inverse Class-F (CCF−1) power amplifier (PA) based on a modified elliptic low-pass filtering (LPF) matching network (MN). From theoretical and practical perspectives, the importance of a swift impedance transition from the higher end of the fundamental frequency band to the lower end of the second harmonic band is discussed, when designing a broadband single-mode PA. After being compared with widely used Chebyshev LPF MNs, a modified elliptic LPF MN, which provides a sharp roll-off, is utilized to provide the required rapid transition. A step-by-step design procedure of the proposed modified elliptic LPF MN is presented. Experimental results show that a high-efficiency CCF−1 PA is realized from 1.35 to 2.5 GHz (fractional bandwidth = 60%) with measured drain efficiency of 68%–82% and output power of 41.1–42.5 dBm. When stimulated by a 20-MHz LTE signal with an average output power of approximately 34.5 dBm, the proposed PA, combined with digital pre-distortion, achieved adjacent channel leakage ratios (ACLRs) below −45 dBc, with average efficiency (AE) ranging from 37% to 45.8%. Similar performance is measured when the proposed PA is driven by a dual-band dual-mode modulated signal with a 100-MHz instantaneous bandwidth at a center frequency of 2.14 GHz.||Funding Details:||Science Foundation Ireland||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||IEEE||Journal:||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques||Volume:||64||Issue:||5||Start page:||1515||End page:||1525||Copyright (published version):||2016 IEEE||Keywords:||Broadband amplifiers; Digital predistortion (DPD); High efficiency; Low-pass matching network (MN); Power amplifier (PA); Wideband microwave amplifiers||DOI:||10.1109/TMTT.2016.2544318||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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