This paper discusses the design of a wideband class AB-C Doherty power amplifier suitable for 5G applications. Theoretical analysis of the output matching network is presented, focusing on the impact of the non-ideally infinite output impedance of the auxiliary amplifier in back off, due to the device’s parasitic elements. By properly accounting for this effect, the designed output matching network was able to follow the desired impedance trajectories across the 2.8 GHz to 3.6 GHz range (fractional bandwidth = 25%), with a good trade-off between efficiency and bandwidth. The Doherty power amplifier was designed with two 10 W packaged GaN HEMTs. The measurement results showed that it provided 43 dBm to 44.2 dBm saturated output power and 8 dB to 13.5 dB linear power gain over the entire band. The achieved drain efficiency was between 62% and 76.5% at saturation and between 44% and 56% at 6 dB of output power back-off.
Design of a wideband doherty power amplifier with high efficiency for 5g application / Nasri, A.; Estebsari, M.; Toofan, S.; Piacibello, A.; Pirola, M.; Camarchia, V.; Ramella, C.. - In: ELECTRONICS. - ISSN 2079-9292. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:8(2021), pp. 873-885. [10.3390/electronics10080873]
|Titolo:||Design of a wideband doherty power amplifier with high efficiency for 5g application|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electronics10080873|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|