A power amplifier (also known as an RF power amplifier) is a type of electrical amplifier that raises the power of a radio-frequency signal.
RF power amplifiers often operate as the transmitter’s antenna driver. Gain, power output, bandwidth, power efficiency, linearity (minimal signal compression at rated output), input and output impedance matching, and heat dissipation are frequently included as design objectives.
In order to help realise various design objectives, a large number of contemporary RF amplifiers operate in many modes, or “classes.”
Class A, Class AB, Class B, and Class C are a few classes that are categorised as linear amplifier classes. The active device serves as a controlled current source in these classes. The class of the amplifier is determined by the bias at the input.
The trade-off between efficiency and linearity is a frequent trade-off in power amplifier design. In the order they are listed, the previously mentioned classes become less linear and more efficient.
Higher efficiency, theoretically up to 100%, is achieved when the active device is used as a switch, but linearity is reduced.
The switch-mode classes include classes D, F, and E. Class D amplifiers aren’t frequently used in RF applications because of the active devices’ limited switching speeds and the potential for charge storage during saturation, which could result in a large I-V product and reduced efficiency.
The Global RF Amplifier Power Adapters Market Accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
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