RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications, Second Edition

  • 8h 45m
  • Steve C. Cripps
  • Artech House
  • 2006

Reviewing the previous edition, IEEE Microwave Magazine boasted, "anyone designing power amplifiers will find this book thought provoking and useful." Professionals in the field agreed as the book went on to be one of our top-selling RF design titles. This extensively revised edition of RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications offers practitioners a comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date understanding of how to tackle a PA (power amplifier) design with confidence and quickly determine the cause of malfunctioning hardware. Among the numerous updates, the Second Edition includes five new chapters on some of today’s most important topics, such as class AB PAs at GHz frequencies; switching PA modes at GHz frequencies; signals, modulation systems, and PA nonlinearities; power amplifier bias circuit design; and and load-pull techniques. Supported with nearly 200 illustrations, the book contains the most complete survey of RF PA efficiency enhancement and linearization techniques in a single volume.

About the Author

Steve C. Cripps is an independent consultant concentrating in the area of RF power amplifier design. He is also the author of Advanced Techniques in RF Power Amplifier Design (Artech House, 2002) and has over 20 years of experience in microwave technology design and development. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Linear Power Amplifier Design
  • Conventional High Efficiency Amplifier Modes
  • Class AB PAs at GHz Frequencies
  • Practical Design of Linear RF Power Amplifiers
  • Overdriven PAs and the Class F Mode
  • Switching Mode Amplifiers for RF Applications
  • Switching PA Modes at GHz Frequencies
  • Nonlinear Effects in RF Power Amplifiers
  • Efficiency Enhancement Techniques
  • Power Amplifier Bias Circuit Design
  • Load-Pull Techniques
  • Power Amplifier Architecture
  • Power Amplifier Linearization Techniques
  • Bibliography