Waveform engineering applied to linear-efficient PA design

J. Lees, M. Akmal, S Ben Smida, S. Woodington, S. Cripps, J. Benedikt, Kevin A. Morris, Mark A. Beach, Joe P. McGeehan, Paul J. Tasker

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Low-frequency, baseband effects in Power Amplifiers can become particularly important when steps are taken to improve operational efficiency through the application of `envelope' based approaches such as Envelope Elimination and Restoration (EER) and Envelope Tracking (ET). The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how a broadband modulated time-domain measurement system, when used in combination with active IF load-pull, can be employed to gain valuable insight into the behaviour of high-frequency power transistors whilst operating under modulated conditions. Also considered is the interesting idea of how PA linearity can be improved using the very mechanisms that are employed to improve efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 11th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6689-4
ISBN (Print)9781424466887
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2010


  • amplifier distortion
  • amplifier linearity
  • amplifier efficiency
  • modulation
  • power amplifier


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