A Simple Method of Designing High-efficiency Broadband Parallel-circuitClass E/F3 Power Amplifiers

Chang Liu, qian lin, Fadhel Ghannouchi
2020 IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation  
This article proposes a simple method of designing a highly efficient wideband parallel-circuit (PC) class-E/F 3 power amplifiers (PAs). A combination of the double-reactance compensation technique and fundamental as well as third-harmonic series-tuned resonators is used for the design of the PC class-E/F 3 PA output matching network. The step-by-step design flow and corresponding equations to calculate each component's value are also presented. Based on this method, the simulated optimal
more » ... nces of the reactance compensation network present almost a constant over the desired band, which satisfies the requirement of the wideband performance. Measured results reveal that using a GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT), the fabricated PA demonstrates the measured drain efficiencies of 60.1-80.5%, as well as output powers of 36.0-40.9 dBm from 350 to 730 MHz (fractional bandwidth = 70.4%).
doi:10.1049/iet-map.2019.0887 fatcat:pxylu4ryl5dojfsgb74dx4izv4