A high-efficiency, low-power 2.4 GHz class AB PA for WBAN applications using load pull

A. Gadallah, A. Allam, A. B. Abdel-Rahman, H. Jia, Ramesh K. Pokharel

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Abstract

A low-power, 2.4 GHz, class AB power amplifier (PA) for Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) applications was designed using load-pull te chniques in TSM C 0.18 μm pr ocess. Measurement results show ed a power gain of 14 dB, an input return loss Su of -14.5 dB, and an output return loss S22 of -26 dB at 2.4 GHz. The PA achieved a maximum power-added efficiency (PAE) of39.5 % while delivering 9.5 dBm of power at an input 1 dB compression of-1 dBm. The PA consumed 6 mW from a 1.8V supply. In addition, a class F PA with maximum PAE of 47 % at 2.4 GHz was designed using the third harmonic peaking technique in T SMC 0.18 μm technology. Although class F PA achieved better PAE, it consumed 50% more area compared to the designed class AB PA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Proceedings of the Japan-Africa Conference on Electronics, Communications, and Computers, JAC-ECC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018
Event2017 Japan-Africa Conference on Electronics, Communications, and Computers, JAC-ECC 2017 - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: Dec 18 2017Dec 20 2017

Publication series

Name2017 Proceedings of the Japan-Africa Conference on Electronics, Communications, and Computers, JAC-ECC 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 Japan-Africa Conference on Electronics, Communications, and Computers, JAC-ECC 2017
CountryEgypt
CityAlexandria
Period12/18/1712/20/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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