Jooseung Kim

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This paper describes the analysis of an optimized envelope shaping function for the envelope tracking power amplifier (ET PA) and its implementation. The proposed shaping function, which is sweet spot tracking with crest factor reduction, improves the efficiency and output power of the power amplifier (PA), as well as its linearity. For an accurate(More)
A quarter-wavelength impedance transformer as well as a number of other factors limit the bandwidth (BW) of Doherty power amplifiers (PAs). We utilize the lower Q of a quarter-wave length transformer and propose a phase compensation circuit and an additional offset line to be incorporated into the matching net works for an enhanced BW of the Doherty PA. The(More)
An envelope-tracking (ET) CMOS power amplifier (PA) is fabricated using a 0.18- μm CMOS process. The module containing the supply modulator, the PA, and the output transformer is implemented on a printed circuit board (PCB). The CMOS PA employs the second and third harmonic controls at the input and the second harmonic short at the output for(More)
This paper presents an envelope tracking power amplifier (ET PA) using a dual-mode supply modulator for handset application. The supply modulator has a combined structure with a linear amplifier and a switching amplifier. The dual-mode supply modulator operates in high-power mode and low-power mode by providing the supply voltage of the linear amplifier of(More)
This paper presents a linear Doherty power amplifier (PA) with enhanced back-off efficiency mode for handset applications. For linear Doherty operation, we analyze the gain modulation as well as the cancellation of the third-order intermodulation distortion in order to improve the linearity. A compact design method is also discussed to implement on a single(More)
A multimode/multiband power amplifier (PA) with a boosted supply modulator is developed for handset applications. A linear broadband class-F amplifier is designed to have a constant fundamental impedance across 1.7-2 GHz and its second and third harmonic impedances are located at the high-efficiency area. To reduce the circuit size for handset application,(More)
This paper presents a dual power-mode and multi-band power amplifier (PA) for handset applications that improves the efficiency in low-power regions. This PA operates in two modes through path control by a shunt switched capacitor. The proposed control method provides efficient mode control without any efficiency degrading and bandwidth (BW) limiting. The(More)
This paper describes an envelope tracking power amplifier for LTE application with large channel bandwidth up to 30 MHz. For the wideband operation, a supply modulator with accurate and fast envelope tracking is essential. The bandwidth of the supply modulator is increased about 2 times without stability degradation by inserting a zero in a feedback path of(More)
This paper describes analysis of an envelope-tracking power amplifier (ET PA) to show its operational behavior. The RF PA is modeled by sweeping the input power and supply voltage. The RF PA model is composed of three 2-D lookup tables including the amplitude-to-amplitude modulation, amplitude-to-phase modulation, and amplitude-to-efficiency modulation. The(More)
A CMOS saturated power amplifier (PA) is developed for optimally implementing the envelope-tracking (ET) transmitter. The CMOS saturated PA is used to maximize the efficiency of the ET PA. The dynamic feedback control and the biasing techniques at the gates of the common-gate stage and the common-source of the cascode structure are proposed to improve the(More)