Issues on the design of a variable LINC amplifier system in SiGe operating at 2.4GHz
Grech, Ivan, Demanuele, Charmaine, Micallef, Joseph and Gatt, Edward (2006) Issues on the design of a variable LINC amplifier system in SiGe operating at 2.4GHz. In, 13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2006), Nice, France, 10 - 11 Dec 2006. 4pp.
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An increasing number of wireless communication systems require linear transmitters that can achieve high efficiency. Good linearity is necessary for bandwidth efficient modulation while poor efficiency directly affects operational costs and causes thermal losses in the base station. This paper examines the implementation of the outphasing technique, also known as Linear Amplification with Nonlinear Components (LINC) using a 0.25 mm SiGe BICMOS process. Adaptation of the amplifier in order to achieve different power levels, via the use of Class-F amplifying sections working in parallel is also examined. The effects of the input and output mismatch introduced when changing the power level are discussed and possible solutions presented. Furthermore, specific problems which arise when using a bipolar technology are addressed. This work also discusses the adaptation of a tunable phase shifter for a 1 V supply and wide-linear range. The 2.4 GHz amplifier system presented in this work achieved a 3-level power control with a maximum PAE in the range of 58-73%
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Signal Processing and Control
|Date Deposited:||17 Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:08|
|Contributors:||Grech, Ivan (Author)
Demanuele, Charmaine (Author)
Micallef, Joseph (Author)
Gatt, Edward (Author)
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