Published in Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems: Iasi, Romania, Volume 1, August 20, 2007, pages 1-4.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Vladimir Prodanov was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSCS.2007.4292647.
Numerous power amplifier circuits are described in the literature, which seem to follow many distinct design approaches. While circuit implementations may be quite different indeed, the underlining system-level signaling inside these circuits follows similar conditions dictated by the common design objective for high efficiency. This paper presents a general theory for analyzing and designing power amplifiers, providing an insight on the fundamental factors limiting the performance, irrespective of the implementation circuits or technology.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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