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RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications : Microwave Technology Library - Steve C. Cripps

RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications

Microwave Technology Library

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780890069899
Number Of Pages: 356

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This guide to the theory and practice of RF power amplifier (PA) design for modern communications systems aims to help readers tackle PA design with confidence and save time in determining the cause of malfunctioning hardware. The book explores a unified approach to the classification of higher amplifier modes based on overdrive considerations. The text contains a complete survey of RF PA efficiency enhancement and linearization techniques and aims to help the reader design suitable matching networks which provide correct fundamental harmonic terminations for conventional high efficiency PA modes. It also provides an understanding of the class D, E and F modes and their feasibility at microwave frequencies and uses envelope simulation techniques to analyze the effects of distortion in overdriven PAS. Finally, the text discusses the maintenance of high efficiency operation at low points in an amplitude modulated signal envelope including detailed coverage of the Doherty, Chireix and Kahn techniques, it explores the possibilities and limitations of linearization methods and analyzes PA stability and oscillation problems.

Introduction
Linear Power Amplifier Design
Conventional High-Efficiency Amplifier Modes
Matching Network Design for Reduced Conduction
Angle High-Efficiency Amplifiers
Overdrive and Limiting Effects in RF Power Amplifiers
Switching Mode Amplifiers for RF Applications
Nonlinear Effects in RF Power Amplifiers
Efficiency Enhancement Techniques
Power Amplifier Linearization Techniques
Power Amplifier Architecture
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ISBN: 9780890069899
ISBN-10: 0890069891
Series: Microwave Technology Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.69