A High-Efficiency Linear Power Amplifier with a Novel Output Power Control Technique

Yo YAMAGUCHI  Masahiro MURAGUCHI  Tadao NAKAGAWA  Masashi NAKATSUGAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C   No.6   pp.892-897
Publication Date: 1998/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Module Technology)
Category: Semiconductor Devices and Amplifiers
Keyword: 
high efficiency,  linear,  output power control,  power amplifier,  mobile communication,  

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Summary: 
A power amplifier employing a novel linearizing technique is proposed and is applied to digital mobile communication systems. The amplifier offers both high efficiency and excellent adjacent-channel power leakage (ACP) characteristics. The power added efficiency (PAE) of the proposed amplifier is 51% with an ACP of 45 dBc, which is the PDC standard (one of the Japanese mobile communication systems standards). This amplifier can be applied to various systems merely by changing the ROM data.