High efficiency compact Doherty power amplifier with novel harmonics termination for handset applications

Tsuyoshi Sugiura, Satoshi Furuta, Tadamasa Murakami, Koki Tanji, Norihisa Otani, Toshihiko Yoshimasu

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Abstract

This paper presents a high efficiency compact Doherty power amplifier (PA) with a novel harmonics termination for handset applications using a GaAs/InGaP heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) process. The novel harmonic termination circuit effectively reduces the insertion loss of the matching circuit with compact size. The Doherty PA adopts a lumped-element transformer which consists of metal insulator metal (MIM) capacitors on Silicon substrate, a bonding-wire inductor and short micro-strip lines on printed circuit board (PCB). The fabricated PA has exhibited an average output power of 25.5 dBm and a power added efficiency (PAE) as high as 50.1% under a 10MHz band width quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) 6.16 dB peak-to-average-power-ratio (PAPR) LTE signal. The IC die size is 1mm by 1mm. The input and output Doherty transformer areas are 0.5 mm by 1.0 mm and 0.7 mm by 0.7 mm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages455-457
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784902339451
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
Event30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2018 Nov 62018 Nov 9

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC
Volume2018-November

Conference

Conference30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period18/11/618/11/9

Keywords

  • Heterojunction bipolar transistor
  • Mobile communication
  • Power amplifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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