Doherty amplifier design for 3.5 GHz WiMAX considering load line and loop stability
Paper in proceedings, 2008
Legacy Doherty amplifier is characterized by using a larger transistor for the peak amplifier such that this reaches saturation with a smaller excitation signal. However due to device availability and modelling considerations, this is not often feasible. In this paper, the design and measurement of a Doherty amplifier utilizing only single sized device is realized. Unlike previous research works, intrinsic load line is utilized to tune the offset lines, as well as to verify the actual dynamic load principle. Stability aspects are covered for this type of amplifier, which are not normally included in earlier works. Finally an assessment of its applicability and benefits for WiMAX at 3.5 GHz is realized using a class AB amplifier as a comparison basis.