Accession Number:

ADA456277

Title:

High Efficiency Class-F MMIC Power Amplifiers at Ku-Band

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Two high efficiency Ku-band pHEMT power amplifier MMICs are presented in this paper. A single, stage, high efficiency amplifier provides a peak power added efficiency of 57.6 with 10.5 dB associated gain and 26.5 dBm output power into a 50 Ohms load at 14 GHz. Additionally, a dual stage, high gain amplifier provides a peak power added efficiency of 50.4 with 19.7 dB associated gain and 27.5 dBm output power into a 50 Ohms load at 14.3 GHz. State-of-the-art efficiency performance at these frequencies is achieved through Class-F transistor operation. Process selection, circuit design, and measured results are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE