Design of a triple-band power amplifier using a genetic algorithm and the continuous mode method

Eyad Arabi, Paolo Enrico De Falco, James Birchall, Kevin Morris, Mark Beach

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Abstract

Dual band power amplifiers use either large and lossy matching networks, or switches, which do not allow concurrent operation. In this work, a concurrent, triple-band power amplifier with a simple matching network is presented. The theory of continuous modes of operation has been used in the optimization of the input and output matching networks using a genetic algorithm. As proof of concept, a design at 0.8, 1.8, and 2.4 GHz has been fabricated and characterized in the laboratory. A maximum power added efficiency and output power of 70% and 41 dBm have been achieved using our novel design. The design described in this paper is based on a solid theoretical analysis demonstrates a simplified biasing network. Such design is highly suitable for next generation wireless systems with aggregated carriers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Topical Conference on RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers for Radio and Wireless Applications (PAWR 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 15-18 January 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages48-51
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034581
ISBN (Print)9781509034598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
Event11th IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW) - Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 201718 Jan 2017
Conference number: 11
http://www.radiowirelessweek.org

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Topical Conference on RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers for Radio and Wireless Applications (PAWR)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN (Print)2473-4640

Conference

Conference11th IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW)
Abbreviated titleRWW
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, Arizona
Period15/01/1718/01/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Power amplifier
  • Multi-band
  • Triple-band
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Continuous mode

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