Analytical Design Equations for Class-E Power Amplifiers with Finite DC-Feed Inductance and Switch On-Resistance

Mustafa Acar, Anne Johan Annema, Bram Nauta
2007 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems  
Many critical design trade-offs of the Class-E power amplifier (e.g power efficiency) are influenced by the switch onresistance and the value of dc-feed drain inductance. In literature, the time-domain mathematical analyses of the Class-E power amplifier with finite dc-feed inductance assume zero switch onresistance in order to alleviate the mathematical difficulties; resulting in non-optimum designs. We present analytical design equations in this paper for Class-E power amplifier taking into
more » ... ifier taking into account both finite drain inductance and switch on-resistance. The analysis indicates the existence of infinitely many design equations; conclusions include: 1) Class-E conditions (e.g. zero voltage and zero slope) can be satisfied in the presence of switch-on resistance. 2 ) The drain-efficiency (η) of the Class-E power amplifier is upper limited for a certain operation frequency and transistor technology. 3) Using a finite dc-feed inductance instead of an RF-choke in a Class-E power amplifier can increase η by ≈ 30%.
doi:10.1109/iscas.2007.378758 dblp:conf/iscas/AcarAN07 fatcat:rfbricxqanfprc5yovy4zm3ixe