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Design of high-efficiency RF Class-D power amplifier

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1 Author(s)
El-Hamamsy, S.-A. ; Gen. Electr. Corp. Res. & Dev. Center, Schenectady, NY, USA

In this paper, the losses in a Class-D RF switching power amplifier and their frequency dependence are described. The losses analyzed are the switching, conduction, and gate drive losses. A 300 W, 13.56 MHz, Class-D circuit is designed in the traditional manner to illustrate the magnitude of the different types of loss. A circuit using the ZVS equations developed in this paper is designed. An experimental circuit is built using standard IRF540 devices in TO220 packages. That circuit does not meet its performance goals because of the package inductance. A new low inductance half-bridge package is introduced to solve this problem. Techniques for circuit layout and power measurements for RF applications are also presented in the experimental section. A low loss gate drive circuit is also presented using a Class-E circuit to provide the drive power. The experimental results confirm the accuracy of the design equations derived in this paper

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Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 3 )