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# Direct-coupled amplifier

About: Direct-coupled amplifier is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 27671 publications have been published within this topic receiving 319682 citations.

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31 Mar 1999

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a power amplifier design for GHz frequency bands at GHz GHz frequency band with overdrive and overdrive-only overdrive modes, as well as a switch-mode Amplifier for RF applications.

Abstract: Linear PA Design. Conventional High-Efficiency Amplifier Modes. Class AB PAs at GHz Frequencies. Practical Design of Class AB PAs. Overdrive and the Class F Mode. Switching Mode Amplifiers for RF Applications. Switching PA Modes at GHz Frequencies. Signals, Modulation Systems, and PA Nonlinearities. Efficiency Enhancement Techniques. Power Amplifier Bias Circuit Design. Power Amplifier Architecture. PA Linearization Techniques.

2,054 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a 1.5 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) intended for use in a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, has been implemented in a standard 0.6/spl mu/m CMOS process.

Abstract: A 1.5-GHz low noise amplifier (LNA), intended for use in a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, has been implemented in a standard 0.6-/spl mu/m CMOS process. The amplifier provides a forward gain (S21) of 22 dB with a noise figure of only 3.5 dB while drawing 30 mW from a 1.5 V supply. In this paper, we present a detailed analysis of the LNA architecture, including a discussion on the effects of induced gate noise in MOS devices.

1,433 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the Fourier series analysis of the collector voltage waveform is used to determine component values for optimum operation at an efficiency of 100 percent, and other combinations of component values and duty cycles are also determined.

Abstract: The class E tuned power amplifier consists of a load network and a single transistor that is operated as a switch at the carrier frequency of the output signal. The most simple type of load network consists of a capacitor shunting the transistor and a series-tuned output circuit, which may have a residual reactance. Circuit operation is determined by the transistor when it is on, and by the transient response of the load network when the transistor is off. The basic equations governing amplifier operation are derived using Fourier series techniques and a high- Q assumption. These equations are then used to determine component values for optimum operation at an efficiency of 100 percent. Other combinations of component values and duty cycles which result in 100-percent efficiency are also determined. The harmonic structure of the collector voltage waveform is analyzed and related amplifier configurations are discussed. While this analysis is directed toward the design of high-efficiency power amplifiers, it also provides insight into the operation of modern solid-state VHF-UHF tuned power amplifiers.

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Bell Labs

^{1}TL;DR: In this paper, a new form of linear power amplifier for modulated radio-frequency waves was introduced, which achieved a plate circuit efficiencies of sixty to sixty-five per cent independent of modulation.

Abstract: This paper introduces a new form of linear power amplifier for modulated radio-frequency waves. Plate circuit efficiencies of sixty to sixty-five per cent independent of modulation are obtained by means of the combined action of varying load distribution among the tubes and varying circuit impedance over the modulation cycle. The theory of operation is developed and detailed observations on the behavior of tubes in the new circuit are given in the paper. The use of stabilized feedback in connection with this circuit is discussed and significant measurements on a laboratory model of a fifty-kilowatt transmitter are shown.

877 citations