An overview of efficiency enhancements with application to linear handset power amplifiers

  • Joe Staudinger
  • Published 2002 in
    2002 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits…


A consequence of high spectral efficiency provided by second and third generation cellular systems is the requirement for linear power amplifiers in the transmitter unit of the mobile handset. The battery nature of the mobile phone emphasizes high amplifier efficiency for extending talk time and battery life. This represents an inherent trade-off between… (More)


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