Adaptive Methods to Preserve Power Amplifier Linearity under Antenna Mismatch Conditions

A. Bezooijen, van, R. Mahmoudi, A.H.M. Roermund, van

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

29 Citations (Scopus)
278 Downloads (Pure)


Under antenna mismatch conditions at high output power, voltage clipping (due to collector voltage saturation) is the main cause of power amplifier linearity degradation. To preservelinearity under mismatch three adaptive methods are presented that make use of the detected minimum collector peak voltage.This detected signal controls either the amplifier output power,load-line, or supply voltage. These concepts are generalized analytically,and calculated results compare well to simulations. Measurements demonstrate am error vector magnitude reduction of5% and an adjacent channel power ratio improvement of 10 d Bat a voltage standing wave ratio of 4 for an EDGE amplifier with adaptively controlled output power. These adaptive methods offer a cost and size effective alternative to the use of an isolator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2101-2108
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. I, Fundamental Theory and Applications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005


Dive into the research topics of 'Adaptive Methods to Preserve Power Amplifier Linearity under Antenna Mismatch Conditions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this