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Linear CMOS RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Applications

Efficiency Enhancement and Frequency-Tunable Capability

  • Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro
  • Maher Kayal

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 1-4
  3. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 5-16
  4. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 17-38
  5. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 39-60
  6. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 61-75
  7. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 77-100
  8. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 101-121
  9. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 123-126
  10. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 127-136
  11. Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro, Maher Kayal
    Pages 137-156
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 157-159

About this book

Introduction

The RF power amplifier is a key component in a wireless transceiver and is considered by many as the design bottleneck in the transmitting chain. Linear CMOS RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Applications addresses two fundamental aspects in RF power amplifier design for integration in CMOS technologies at 2.4, 3.7 and 5.2 GHz: efficiency enhancement and frequency agility.

The well-known linearity–efficiency trade-off is circumvented by employing an efficiency-enhancement technique called the dynamic supply RF power amplifier. The design of this system is described with great detail and compared with other efficiency enhancement techniques.

The frequency agility is achieved with a novel impedance matching network based on coupled inductors. The design of a dual-band RF power amplifier is shown, with a careful analysis of the tunable matching network and its interaction with the rest of the circuit.

The considerations and conclusions drawn throughout this book are based on simulation as well as measurement results from the integrated circuit prototypes carefully built and respecting best practices in RF design.

Keywords

Analog and RF Integrated Circuits CMOS CMOS Integrated Circuits Efficiency Enhancement RF Power Amplifiers Tunable Circuits Wireless Communications integrated circuit orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)

Authors and affiliations

  • Paulo Augusto Dal Fabbro
    • 1
  • Maher Kayal
    • 2
  1. 1.École polytech.féd.de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.de Lausanne (EPFL)École polytechnique fédéraleLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9361-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9360-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9361-5
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