Hyungwook Kim

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A dual-mode CMOS power amplifier (PA) with an integrated tunable matching network is presented. A switched capacitor is fully analyzed to implement a tunable matching network in terms of power-handling capability, tuning ratio, quality factor, and linearity. Based on the presented consideration, a 3.3-V 2.4-GHz fully integrated CMOS dual-mode PA is(More)
In this paper, a novel monolithic voltage-boosting parallel-primary transformer is presented for the fully integrated CMOS power amplifier design. Multiple primary loops are interweaved in parallel to combine the AC currents from multiple power devices while the higher turn ratio of a secondary loop boosts AC voltages of the combined primary loops at the(More)
A novel feedback bias technique for a multistage cascode topology is developed to improve the linearity and reliability of power amplifiers (PAs). Due to the large parasitic capacitance and low substrate resistivity of CMOS technology, signal swings are coupled between the ports of transistors. The proposed method utilized the RF leakage signals at the gate(More)
A highly efficient CMOS linear power amplifier for WCDMA applications with feedback bias technique is presented. The method involves connecting the gates of common-gate devices of the driver stage and the power stage in cascode configurations by a feedback network for enhancing linearity. To achieve high efficiency and linearity simultaneously, large-signal(More)
This paper newly presents a push-pull parallel-combined CMOS power amplifier (PA) and its analysis of operation. The proposed class-E CMOS PA incorporates the push-pull parallel-combined power devices with the 1:1:2 (two single-turn primary windings and a two-turn secondary winding) step-up on-chip transformer. The PA is fully integrated in a standard(More)
This paper presents a fast and efficient intra-mode decision method for H.264/AVC. The proposed method makes use of several directional measures that are based not only on the pixels in an image block but also on the neighboring pixels. As a result, the proposed method can predict the dominant direction of an image block more accurately than the other(More)