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Inverse active load-pull in an inverse Doherty amplifier

Hone, Thomas M., Bensmida, Souheil, Morris, Kevin A., Beach, Mark A., McGeehan, Joe P., Lees, Jonathan, Benedikt, Johannes and Tasker, Paul J. 2013. Inverse active load-pull in an inverse Doherty amplifier. Presented at: 2013 IEEE Topical Conference on Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 20 Jauary 2013. Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications (PAWR), 2013 IEEE Topical Conference on. IEEE, pp. 4-6. 10.1109/PAWR.2013.6490170

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Abstract

A dedicated inverse Doherty amplifier is presented in this paper using commercially available 10W GaN HEMT devices. Results show that an emulated 1W peaking amplifier and a 10W carrier amplifier can be used to create a highly efficient amplification architecture. Ideal inverse active load-pull is introduced theoretically with experimental results showing good agreement with the theory. A generic characterization scan of the inverse Doherty amplifier yields state of the art drain and power added efficiency in the output power back-off. A drain and power added efficiency of 60% and 50% are obtained at 10dB output power back-off respectively with a maximum output power of 41dBm at 2.1GHz.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781467329156
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 20:06
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/68818

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