EE6604:APPLIED RFPA -I: RF POWER AMPLIFIER THEORY, DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS
Introduction and overview: Technology trends of RF Radio Systems;
Linear amplifiers design;
Small signal and large-signal modeling of transistors (FETs);
Large signal characterization of transistors/amplifiers;
Power combining techniques and design of balanced amplifiers
Large signal amplifiers design (class A , AB, B, and C)
Switching-mode amplifiers design (class D, E and F)
Load Pull and Harmonic Waveform Engineering
Techniques for power efficiency enhancement of amplifiers
Power Amplifier Measurements Techniques
S. C. Cripps, RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications, 2nd ed. Boston, MA, USA: Artech House, 2006.
P. Colantonio, F. Giannini, and E. Limiti, High Efficiency RF and Microwave Solid State Power Amplifiers. New York, NY, USA: Wiley, 2009.
T. Sharma et al., "High-Efficiency Input and Output Harmonically Engineered Power Amplifiers," in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 1002-1014, Feb. 2018
Sharma T. (2018). Modelling and Design Methodology of High-Efficiency Harmonic Tuned Power Amplifiers for 5G Applications (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/31957