Narendra, K. and Limiti, E. and Paoloni, C. and Collantes, J.-M. and Jansen, R. and Yarman, S. (2012) Vectorially Combined Distributed Power Amplifiers for Software-Defined Radio Applications. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 60 (10). pp. 3189-3200. ISSN 0018-9480Full text not available from this repository.
A new technique for distributed power amplifier (DPA) design maximizing dc-RF conversion is presented. The topology is featured by the vectorial combination of the output current sources when the transistors are loaded by their distributed output networks. To verify the design concept, two prototype DPAs (a 600-mW pseudomorphic HEMT (pHEMT) DPA and a ~ 23-W pHEMT/GaN DPA) are designed, realized, built, and tested. To the authors' knowledge, the second DPA achieved state-of-the-art power performance (i.e., the combination of output power, gain, and efficiency) for DPAs within the frequency range up to 2 GHz, well suited for software-defined radio applications.
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Broadband performance ; GaN ; current combining technique ; distributed power amplifier (DPA) ; efficiency ; gain ; output power ; pseudomorphic HEMT (pHEMT)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
|Deposited On:||01 Aug 2012 10:33|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2016 01:15|
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