RF Power Amplifier and Linearization Techniques

  • Abbas Mohammadi
  • Fadhel M. Ghannouchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 145)


The radio frequency (RF) power amplifier (PA) is one of the most critical components in designing transmitters in wireless communication systems, and its efficiency dominates the overall efficiency of the transmitter. On one hand, the PA is most power consuming ; for example, in a cellular phone, the battery life is largely determined by the power efficiency of the PA. On the other hand, it is desirable to have the ability to transmit data at the highest possible rate for a given channel bandwidth, i.e., to have high spectral efficiency [1].


Radio Frequency Power Efficiency Linearization Technique Drain Voltage Error Vector Magnitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentAmirkabir UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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