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'New' solutions of Class-E power amplifier with finite dc feed inductor at any duty ratio

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4 Author(s)
Xuekun Du ; Sch. of Electron. & Inf. Eng., Liaoning Tech. Univ., Huludao, China ; Jingchang Nan ; Wenhua Chen ; Zhenhai Shao

`New' Class-E solutions are proposed by varying three different design parameters which are introduced in the voltage and current equations in order to extend the Class-E `design space', of which the `new' solutions can apply to optimal and suboptimal operation. The design procedure of suboptimal Class-E power amplifier (PA) is analysed in details and then a suboptimal Class-E PA based on GaN HEMT CGH40010F is designed to prove the correctness of the `new' solutions. The measured maximum output power of 39.6 dB, power-added-efficiency of 74.7% and drain efficiency of 78.9% were obtained at 2.6 GHz with a 28 dBm input power. These measurement results show that a similar or better level of efficiency and output power that are reported for optimal Class-E PAs at lower frequencies using the same transistor, and the presented `new' solutions extend the `design space' of Class-E PA. This paper give engineers more degrees of freedom to design Class-E PA.

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IET Circuits, Devices & Systems  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 4 )