A Review of Highly Efficient Class F Power Amplifier Design Technique in Gigahertz Frequencies

Authors

  • D.A. Sa’Ahmad Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • R. Sapawi Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • S.M.W. Masra Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • D.H.A. Mohamad Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • D.S.A.A. Yusuf Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • S.K. Sahari Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • M. Sawawi Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.

Keywords:

Class F, High Efficiency, Power Added Efficiency, Power Amplifier,

Abstract

Highly efficient class F power amplifier (PA) in Gigahertz (GHz) frequencies for wireless application is reviewed in this paper. The study focused on the technique used in designing a class F PA especially at GHz frequencies. Several works on the class F PA with different semiconductor technologies from year 2001 to 2016 are discussed. Recent works on class F PA in wireless applications are examined and a comparison of the PA performances of various techniques is presented. Key performance indicators for high efficiency class F PA include power added efficiency (PAE) and output power (Pout).

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2017-09-15

How to Cite

Sa’Ahmad, D., Sapawi, R., Masra, S., Mohamad, D., Yusuf, D., Sahari, S., & Sawawi, M. (2017). A Review of Highly Efficient Class F Power Amplifier Design Technique in Gigahertz Frequencies. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(2-9), 181–188. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/2695

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