An innovative, recently introduced, methodology for microwave power amplifier design, is here extended to switching-mode Class-E amplifier operation. Such a technique is based on a complete and accurate electron device (ED) characterization, which is provided by both direct large-signal low-frequency I/V measurements, performed by means of a relatively simple low-cost setup, and a model-based description of nonlinear reactive effects related to ED capacitances. In order to verify the proposed design methodology, a Class-E power amplifier (PA) has been designed. © 2011 IEEE.

A new approach to Class-E power amplifier design

VADALA', Valeria;RAFFO, Antonio;DI FALCO, Sergio;VANNINI, Giorgio
2011

Abstract

An innovative, recently introduced, methodology for microwave power amplifier design, is here extended to switching-mode Class-E amplifier operation. Such a technique is based on a complete and accurate electron device (ED) characterization, which is provided by both direct large-signal low-frequency I/V measurements, performed by means of a relatively simple low-cost setup, and a model-based description of nonlinear reactive effects related to ED capacitances. In order to verify the proposed design methodology, a Class-E power amplifier (PA) has been designed. © 2011 IEEE.
9781457706493
Design methodology; Integrated circuit design; Integrated circuit measurements; Microwave amplifiers; Power amplifiers; Waveform engineering;
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