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The Class-E/F Family of ZVS Switching Amplifiers

Kee, Scott D. and Aoki, Ichiro and Hajimiri, Ali and Rutledge, David (2003) The Class-E/F Family of ZVS Switching Amplifiers. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 51 (6). pp. 1677-1690. ISSN 0018-9480. doi:10.1109/TMTT.2003.812564.

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A new family of switching amplifiers, each member having some of the features of both class E and inverse F, is introduced. These class-E/F amplifiers have class-E features such as incorporation of the transistor parasitic capacitance into the circuit, exact truly switching time-domain solutions, and allowance for zero-voltage-switching operation. Additionally, some number of harmonics may be tuned in the fashion of inverse class F in order to achieve more desirable voltage and current waveforms for improved performance. Operational waveforms for several implementations are presented, and efficiency estimates are compared to class-E.

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Subject Keywords:Class E, class E/F, class F, harmonic tuning, high-efficiency amplifier, switching power amplifier, zero voltage switching (ZVS)
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