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PHEMT distributed power amplifier adopting broadband impedance transformer

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Journal publication date2013
JournalMicrowave journal
Number of pages7
Pages76-82
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A non-uniform drain line distributed power amplifier (DPA) employing a broadband impedance transformer is presented. The DPA is based on GaAs PHEMT technology. The impedance transformer employs asymmetric coupled lines and transforms a low output impedance of the amplifier to a standard
50 ohm transmission line. The output power of approximately 600 mW, with an associated gain of 9 dB and PAE greater than 30 percent, is demonstrated in the frequency range from 10 to 1800 MHz.