1st Edition

Linear and Switch-Mode RF Power Amplifiers
Design and Implementation Methods

ISBN 9781498745765
Published September 11, 2017 by CRC Press
375 Pages

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Book Description

RF power amplifiers are implemented in communication, semiconductor wafer processing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and radar systems to produce RF signal with the desired characteristics to perform several critical tasks in the entire system. They can be designed to operate in linear or switch-mode, depending on the specific application. This book explores the design and implementation methods for both linear and switch-mode amplifiers with real world engineering problems. The text discusses phased controlled switch-mode amplifiers and distortion and modulation effects in RF amplifiers. It illustrates the interface and integration of components and sub-systems for RF amplifiers. The material is further reinforced with MATLAB design files.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Radio Frequency Amplifier Basics

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Types of Amplifiers: Small Signal and Large Signal Amplifiers

1.3 Linear Amplifiers

1.4 Switch-Mode Amplifiers

1.5 Power Transistors

1.6 Passive Devices


Chapter 2 Two-Port Parameters

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Network Parameters

2.3 Network Connections

2.4 S-Scattering Parameters


Chapter 3 Impedance Matching and Resonant Networks

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Transmission Lines

3.3 Smith Chart

3.4 Impedance Matching between Transmission Lines and Load Impedances

3.5 Single Stub Tuning

3.6 Impedance Transformation and Matching between Source and Load Impedances

3.7 Resonator Networks

3.8 LC Resonators as Impedance Transformers

3.9 Tapped Resonators as Impedance Transformers

3.10 Signal Flow Graphs


Chapter 4 Small-Signal Amplifiers

4.1 Amplifier Basic Terminology

4.2 Small-Signal Amplifier Design


Chapter 5 Linear Amplifier Design and Implementation

5.1 Large-Signal RF Amplifier Design Techniques

5.2 Push–Pull Amplifier Configuration

5.3 Parallel Transistor Configuration

5.4 PA Module Combiners

5.5 Linear Amplifiers

5.6 Class A Amplifiers

5.7 Class B

5.8 Class AB

5.9 Class C


Chapter 6 Switch-Mode Amplifier Design and Implementation

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Class D Amplifiers

6.3 Class E Amplifiers

6.4 Class DE Amplifiers

6.5 Class F Amplifiers


Chapter 7 Phase-Controlled Switch-Mode Amplifiers

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Phase Control of a Class E Power Amplifier Pair

7.3 Pulsing of Switch-Mode Amplifiers


Chapter 8 Distortion and Modulation Effects in RF Power Amplifiers

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Ideal Quadrature Modulator

8.3 Nonideal Quadrature Modulator

8.4 Improved Method for Image Band Rejection


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Abdullah Eroglu received the doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D) in 2004 in Electrical Engineering from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA. From 2000 to 2008, he worked as RF Senior design engineer at MKS Instruments, where he was involved with the design of RF power amplifiers and systems. He joined Department of Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University in 2008. Since 2014, he has been a professor of electrical engineering at Engineering Department of Purdue University. Dr. Eroglu was a faculty fellow at the Fusion Energy Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory during the summer of 2009. He has over 100 journal and conference publications and three issued patents. He is author of four books and co-editor for one book. Dr. Eroglu is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Communications and Networks, and International Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications. He is the recipient of the 2013 IPFW Outstanding Researcher Award, 2012 IPFW Featured Faculty Award, 2011 IPFW Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year Award, 2010 IPFW ETCS Excellence in Research Award, and 2004 Outstanding Graduate Student award from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Syracuse University, USA.