Microwave class-E power amplifiers: a brief review of essential concepts in high-frequency class-E PAs and related circuits

Abstract: Since Nathan Sokal's invention of the class-E power amplifier (PA), the vast majority of class-E results have been reported at kilohertz and millihertz frequencies, but the concept is increasingly applied in the ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) [1]-[13], microwave [14]-[20], and even millimeter-wave range [21]. The goal of this article is to briefly review some interesting concepts concerning high-frequency class-E PAs and related circuits. (The article on page 26 of this issue, "A History of Switching-Mode Class-E Techniques" by Andrei Grebennikov and Frederick H. Raab, provides a historical overview of class-E amplifier development.).

 Autoría: Popovic Z., Garcia J.,

 Fuente: IEEE Microwave Magazine, 2018, 19(5), 54-66

Editorial: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

 Fecha de publicación: 01/07/2018

Nº de páginas: 12

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1109/MMM.2018.2822202

ISSN: 1527-3342,1557-9581

Proyecto español: TEC2014-58341-C4-1-R ; TEC2017-83343-C4-1-R

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1109/MMM.2018.2822202