A parallel circuit differential class-E power amplifier using series capacitance
2013 (English)In: Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, ISSN 0925-1030, E-ISSN 1573-1979, Vol. 75, no 1, 31-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Class-E amplifiers are attractive for wireless handsets because of their high efficiency and simple implementation. However, it requires inductors in its output matching network that are inherently low Q components affecting efficiency and may require significantly large area in fully integrated implementation. In this paper a novel approach of implementing parallel circuit differential class-E amplifier is presented. Instead of using an inductor parallel to the transistor drain of each amplifier, a single capacitor at the single ended side of the balun provides the parallel inductance effect to the switching transistors. As a result, number of inductors required for circuit implementation is reduced which means reduced losses, less area and better tuning of reactance can be achieved. A test circuit is implemented in 0.13 mu m CMOS process. Measurement results verify the validity of the concept. The Power Amplifier achieves 22 dBm output power at 2.4 GHz from a 2.5 V with an overall Power Added Efficiency of 38 %.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2013. Vol. 75, no 1, 31-40 p.
Power amplifier, Parallel circuit, Class-E, Lattice L-C balun
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-90745DOI: 10.1007/s10470-013-0036-8ISI: 000316016100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-90745DiVA: diva2:614708