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Bifurcation analysis of stabilization circuits in an L-band LDMOS 60-W power amplifier

Wang, Feiyu and Suárez, Almudena and Rutledge, David B. (2005) Bifurcation analysis of stabilization circuits in an L-band LDMOS 60-W power amplifier. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 15 (10). pp. 712-714. ISSN 1531-1309. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WANieeemwcl05

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Abstract

n this letter, the global stability analysis of an L-band push-pull power amplifier is presented. The analysis is carried out for the amplifier operating in different modes, such as Class AB, Class B, and Class E/F, considering variations in the bias voltages, the input power and the input frequency. After determination of the oscillation mode, three different stabilization techniques are applied and compared: feedback resistors, neutralization capacitors, and odd-mode stabilization resistor. The element values of each stabilization network, ensuring a stable behavior for all the operating conditions, are calculated with a bifurcation-analysis technique. Good agreement is found between measured and simulated results.


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Subject Keywords:Bifurcation, push-pull power amplifier, stability analysis, stabilization
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