—We show the status of laterally diffused metal–oxide–semiconductor (LDMOS) technology, which has been the device of choice for RF power applications for more than one decade. LDMOS fulfills the requirements for a wide range of class AB and pulsed applications, such as base station, broadcast, and microwave. We present state-of-the-art RF performance of the… (More)
Design trade-offs are presented for varactor-based variable phase-shifters in terms of size, tuning range, bandwidth/phase linearity and large-signal performance. Based on this study, a compact, low-loss (0.6dB/90° @ 1.0 GHz), wideband and extremely linear varactor-based phase shifter is presented.
Conventional RF power amplifiers are normally designed for peak efficiency at maximum output power. However, for WCDMA application, the power amplifier often operates at 6-8 dB power back-off. Consequently, when the power is backed-off from its peak point, the efficiency of conventional power amplifier drops sharply. The envelope elimination and restoration… (More)
New generations wireless communication systems require linear efficient RF power amplifiers for higher data transmission rates. However, conventional RF power amplifiers are normally designed for peak efficiency under maximum output power condition. Consequently, when the power is backed-off from its maximum point, the amplifier efficiency drops sharply. As… (More)
—A varactor-tuned continuously variable phase shifter based on an all-pass network is presented. Design equations for this phase shifter network are derived and presented. The phase shifter achieves an IIP3 of 52dBm with 10MHz tone-spacing at 2GHz and loss of 2.3-3.7dB with continuous 180 • phase shift at 2GHz. The total chip size including pads is 2900µm X… (More)