A fast Modulator for dynamic supply linear RF power amplifier
A fast modulator for a dynamic supply linear RF amplifier has been integrated in a 0.35-μm CMOS technology. The use of this modulator with an external linear power amplifier (PA) allows to maintain its efficiency at a higher level than it would with the same PA supplied at constant voltage. The modulator is designed to follow rapid envelope variations at high efficiency without compromising the RF PA linearity.
Keywords: 0.35 microns ; CMOS technology ; constant voltage ; dynamic supply power amplifier ; efficiency improvement ; envelope variations ; fast modulator ; linear RF power amplifier ; analogue integrated circuits ; modulators ; power amplifiers ; power supply circuits ; radiofrequency amplifiers ; radiofrequency integrated circuits
Record created on 2007-09-26, modified on 2016-08-08