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|Main Title:||Efficient technique for ultra broadband, linear power amplifier design|
|Abstract:||In this paper, a 10 W ultra-broadband GaN power amplifier (PA) is designed, fabricated, and tested. The suggested design technique provides a more accurate starting point for matching network synthesis and better prediction of achievable circuit performance. A negative-image model was used to fit the extracted optimum impedances based on source-/load-pull technique and multi-section impedance matching networks were designed. The implemented amplifier presents an excellent broadband performance, resulting in a gain of 8.5 ± 0.5 dB, saturated output power of ≥10 W, and power added efficiency (PAE) of ≥23% over the whole bandwidth. The linearity performance has also been characterized. An output third-order intercept point (OIP3) of ≥45 dBm was extracted based on a two-tone measurement technique in the operating bandwidth with different frequency spacing values. The memory effect based on AM/AM and AM/PM conversions was also characterized using a modulated WiMAX signal of 10 MHz bandwidth at 5.8 GHz. Furthermore, a broadband Wilkinson combiner was designed for the same bandwidth with very low loss to extend the overall output power. Excellent agreement between simulated and measured PA performances was also achieved.|
|DDC Class:||620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau|
|Subject(s):||power amplifiers and linearizers|
circuit design and applications
|Journal Title:||International journal of microwave and wireless technologies|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Notes:||Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.|
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
|Appears in Collections:||FG Mikrowellentechnik » Publications|
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