Analysis and Design of Class-E3F and Transmission-Line Class-E3F2 Power Amplifiers

Mury Thian, Vincent Fusco

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper, analysis and synthesis approach for two new variants within the Class-EF power amplifier (PA) family is elaborated. These amplifiers are classified here as Class-E3 F2 and transmission-line (TL) Class-E3 F 2. The proposed circuits offer means to alleviate some of the major issues faced by existing topologies such as substantial power losses due to the parasitic resistance of the large inductor in the Class-EF load network and deviation from ideal Class-EF operation due to the effect of device output inductance at high frequencies. Both lumped-element and transmission-line load networks for the Class-E 3 F PA are described. The load networks of the Class-E3 F and TL Class-E 3 F2amplifier topologies developed in this paper simultaneously satisfy the Class-EF optimum impedance requirements at fundamental frequency, second, and third harmonics as well as simultaneously providing matching to the circuit optimum load resistance for any prescribed system load resistance. Optimum circuit component values are analytically derived and validated by harmonic balance simulations. Trade-offs between circuit figures of merit and component values with some practical limitations being considered are discussed. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5661881
Pages (from-to)902-912
Number of pages11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Analysis and Design of Class-E3F and Transmission-Line Class-E3F2 Power Amplifiers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this