- Volume 7 Issue 4
In this paper, the distributed network synthesis, which is useful to the design of wireless power amplifiers, is proposed, and a RF power amplifier is designed using the technique. The transfer function of distributed matching circuits is derived by Chebyshev approximation, and network element values for a specified topology are given as a function of minimum insertion losses and ripples. As an example, after a power transistor is modeled by load-pull data, the synthesis for distributed matching networks is applied to a power amplifier design, which has the electrical performance of 17dB gain and less IM3 than -43dBc at the 20W output power between 800 to 900MHz frequency range. Experimental results from a fabricated amplifier are shown to approach the design performance in the operating frequency range. The design of impedance matching networks by the transfer function synthesis is a useful method for the design of RF power amplifiers.
Power amplifier;Impedance matching network;Network Synthesis