RF Power Amplifiers, Second Edition

  • 7h 38m
  • Marian K. Kazimierczuk
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2015

This second edition of the highly acclaimed RF Power Amplifiers has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latest challenges associated with power transmitters used in communications systems. With more rigorous treatment of many concepts, the new edition includes a unique combination of class-tested analysis and industry-proven design techniques.

Radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers are the fundamental building blocks used in a vast variety of wireless communication circuits, radio and TV broadcasting transmitters, radars, wireless energy transfer, and industrial processes. Through a combination of theory and practice, RF Power Amplifiers, Second Edition provides a solid understanding of the key concepts, the principle of operation, synthesis, analysis, and design of RF power amplifiers.

This extensive update boasts: up to date end of chapter summaries; review questions and problems; an expansion on key concepts; new examples related to real-world applications illustrating key concepts and brand new chapters covering ‘hot topics’ such as RF LC oscillators and dynamic power supplies.

Carefully edited for superior readability, this work remains an essential reference for research & development staff and design engineers. Senior level undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students will also find it an invaluable resource with its practical examples & summaries, review questions and end of chapter problems.

Key features:

  • A fully revised solutions manual is now hosted on a companion website alongside new simulations.
  • Extended treatment of a broad range of topologies of RF power amplifiers.
  • In-depth treatment of state-of-the art of modern transmitters and a new chapter on oscillators.
  • Includes problem-solving methodology, step-by-step derivations and closed-form design equations with illustrations.

About the Author

Marian K. Kazimierczuk is Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA. He received the M.S., Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees from the Department of Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. He is the author of six books, over 180 archival refereed journal papers, over 210 conference papers, and seven patents.

His research interests are in power electronics, including RF high-efficiency power amplifiers and oscillators, PWM dc–dc power converters, resonant dc–dc power converters, modeling and controls of power converters, high-frequency magnetic devices, electronic ballasts, active power factor correctors, semiconductor power devices, wireless charging systems, renewable energy sources, energy harvesting, green energy, and evanescent microwave microscopy.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He served as Chair of the Technical Committee of Power Systems and Power Electronics Circuits, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He served on the Technical Program Committees of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) and the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. He also served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – Part I: Regular Papers; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications; and Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers; and he was Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

He received Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty Member at Wright State University in 1995. He was Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research at Wright State University from 1996 to 2000. He received the Trustees' Award from Wright State University for Faculty Excellence in 2004. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2008. He was also honored with the Excellence in Research Award, Excellence in Teaching Awards, and Excellence in Professional Service Award in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University. He is listed in Top Authors in Engineering and Top Authors in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

He is the author or coauthor of six books: Resonant Power Converters, 2nd Ed., Wiley; Pulse-Width Modulated DC–DC Power Converters, IEEE Press/Wiley; High-Frequency Magnetic Components, 2nd Ed. (translated in Chinese), Wiley; RF Power Amplifiers, 2nd Ed., Wiley; Electronic Devices: A Design Approach, Pearson/Prentice Hall; and Laboratory Manual to Accompany Electronic Devices: A Design Approach, 2nd Ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall.

In this Book

  • List of Symbols
  • List of Acronyms
  • Introduction
  • Class A RF Power Amplifier
  • Class AB, B, and C RF Power Amplifiers
  • Class D RF Power Amplifiers
  • Class E Zero-Voltage Switching RF Power Amplifiers
  • Class E Zero-Current Switching RF Power Amplifier
  • Class DE RF Power Amplifier
  • Class F RF Power Amplifiers
  • Linearization and Efficiency Improvements of RF Power Amplifiers
  • Integrated Inductors
  • RF Power Amplifiers with Dynamic Power Supply
  • Oscillators
  • Answers to Problems