A novel fully integrated transmitter front-end with high power-added efficiency

Hyungrak Kim, Ick Jae Yoon, Young Joong Yoon

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A novel fully integrated transmitter front-end with a simple structure is proposed to obtain both high power-added efficiency (PAE) and a compact RF-front structure. To have all these characteristics, a novel antenna operating as a radiator, a harmonic tuning circuit, and an output matching network of the power amplifier is proposed. Therefore, the direct integration of the output of the power amplifier and antenna can be achieved without any impedance transformers. From the measured results and fabrication, it is shown that the proposed transmitter front-end provides high PAE of 67.5% and compact and integrated RF-front structure by the size reduction of 43% compared with the conventional class-F active antenna for high PAE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3206-3214
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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