An Integrated 700–1200 MHz Class-F PA with Tunable Harmonic Terminations in 0.13μm CMOS

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2015-04-01
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Sessou, Kossi
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Neihart, Nathan
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) contains two focuses. The focus on Electrical Engineering teaches students in the fields of control systems, electromagnetics and non-destructive evaluation, microelectronics, electric power & energy systems, and the like. The Computer Engineering focus teaches in the fields of software systems, embedded systems, networking, information security, computer architecture, etc.

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The Department of Electrical Engineering was formed in 1909 from the division of the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering. In 1985 its name changed to Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. In 1995 it became the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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A fully integrated class-F power amplifier (PA) with reconfigurable harmonic termination over a wide range of frequencies is presented. Reconfigurability is achieved by utilizing on-chip transformers as part of the output matching network. In addition, a stacked transistor architecture was used to boost the output power. The PA was fabricated in a 0.13- μm CMOS process and packaged in a 20-pin quad flat no-leads package. It was configured to operate at 700, 900, and 1200 MHz with a maximum measured saturated output power of +24.6 dBm with a power-added efficiency of 48.3%. The measured gain was 16.5 dB and was flat over the entire bandwidth. The total chip area, including pads, is 1.5 mm × 1.5 mm.

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This is a manuscript of an article published as Sessou, Kossi K., and Nathan M. Neihart. "An Integrated 700–1200 MHz Class-F PA with Tunable Harmonic Terminations in 0.13μm CMOS." IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 63, no. 4 (2015): 1315-1323. DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2015.2403843. Posted with permission.

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