Non-Linear Large Signal PA Modeling for switching-mode operation (Class-F/Continuous Class-F)

M. Paynter, S. Ben Smida, K. A. Morris, J. P. McGeehan, M. Akmal, J. Lees, J. Benedikt, P. Tasker, M. Beach

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This paper proposes a novel GaN HEMT non-linear model extraction method from small-signal cold S-parameters and large signal waveform measurements, here demonstrated in simulation. These waveform measurements are taken in simple 50Ω conditions, but will be shown to be suitable for switching-mode power amplifier (PA) designs. Class-F and Continuous Class-F switching modes will be demonstrated with this model and verified by comparison with existing work which uses load-pull measurements to achieve the same results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 6th European Microwave Integrated Circuit Conference
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870231
ISBN (Print)9781612842363
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2011


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