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Switchmode RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers

Power amplifiers guzzle power. At a time when there is considerable pressure to be more green and to reduce the costs of a system by developing technologies that are energy efficient, this book is particularly relevant because it focuses on energy efficient amplifiers, namely, switch mode amplifiers. These amplifiers are at the heart of cellular/wireless communications systems, being used for the transmitter but are also widely used for satellite and radar communications. This book gives engineers all they need to know to use RF and microwave power amplifiers, balancing theory with practical examples of implementation, enabling them to understand design issues and trade-offs and improve their future designs.


RF/wireless and microwave engineers and designers; university researchers, graduate students

Hardbound, 704 Pages

Published: June 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415907-5


  • About the authors
    1. Power amplifier design principles
    2. Class-D power amplifiers
    3. Class-F power amplifiers
    4. Inverse Class F
    5. Class E with shunt capacitance
    6. Class E with finite dc-feed inductance
    7. Class E with quarterwave transmission line
    8. Broadband Class E
    9. Alternative and mixed-mode high-efficiency power amplifiers
    10. High-efficiency Doherty power amplifiers
    11. Predistortion linearization techniques
    12. Computer-aided design of switchmode power amplifiers


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