The following provide an overview of various techniques for power amplifiers and transmitters. They also provide a bibliography and informal definitions of various terms such as classes of amplification and types of transmitter.
MTT 50th Anniversary Article
This is an overview of technology prepared for the 50th Anniversary Issue of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
F. H. Raab, P. Asbeck, S. Cripps, P. B. Kenington, Z. B. Popovic, N. Pothecary, J. F. Sevic, and N. O. Sokal, "Power amplifiers and transmitters for RF and microwave," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.
, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 814 - 826, March 2002.
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This five-part series of papers from High Frequency Electronics is an expansion (factor of three) of the MTT 50th-Anniversary paper.
F. H. Raab, P. Asbeck, S. Cripps, P. B. Kenington, Z. B. Popovic, N. Pothecary, J. F. Sevic, and N. O. Sokal, "RF and microwave power amplifier and transmitter technologies," High Frequency Electronics
, five-part series: vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 22 - 36, May 2003; vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 22 - 36, July 2003; vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 34 - 48, Sep. 2003; vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 38 - 49, Nov. 2003; vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 46 - 54, Jan. 2004.
Download Part 1: Introduction, average efficiency, transistors
Download Part 2: RF-power amplifiers
Download Part 3: Transmitter architectures
Download Part 4: Linearization
Download Part 5: Emerging techniques
The classic Solid State Radio Engineering textbook is still available new from Wiley and is generally available used from vendors such as Amazon.com.
H. L. Krauss, C. W. Bostian, and F. H. Raab, Solid State Radio Engineering. New York: Wiley, 1980.
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