Comparative study of two Multilevel converters for Envelope amplifier

Vasic, Miroslav and García Suárez, Oscar and Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel and Alou Cervera, Pedro and Díaz López, Daniel and Cobos Márquez, José Antonio (2009). Comparative study of two Multilevel converters for Envelope amplifier. In: "15th International Symposium on Power Electronics, EE 2009", 28/10/2009 - 30/10/2009, Novi Sad, Serbia.

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Title: Comparative study of two Multilevel converters for Envelope amplifier
Author/s:
  • Vasic, Miroslav
  • García Suárez, Oscar
  • Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel
  • Alou Cervera, Pedro
  • Díaz López, Daniel
  • Cobos Márquez, José Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 15th International Symposium on Power Electronics, EE 2009
Event Dates: 28/10/2009 - 30/10/2009
Event Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
Title of Book: Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Power Electronics, EE 2009
Date: 2009
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Power Amplifiers, Kahn’s Tehcnique, Envelope Amplifiers
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Modern transmitters usually have to amplify and transmit signals with simultaneous envelope and phase modulation. Due to this property of the transmitted signal, linear power amplifiers (class A, B or AB) are usually used as a solution for the power amplifier stage. These amplifiers have high linearity, but suffer from low efficiency when the transmitted signal has low peak-toaverage power ratio. The Kahn envelope elimination and restoration (EER) technique is used to enhance efficiency of RF transmitters, by combining highly efficient, nonlinear RF amplifier (class D or E) with a highly efficient envelope amplifier in order to obtain linear and highly efficient RF amplifier. This paper compares two solutions for the envelope amplifier based on a combination of multilevel converter and linear regulator. The solutions are compared regarding their efficiency, size and weight. Both solutions can reproduce any signal with maximal spectral component of 1 MHz and give instantaneous maximal power of 50 W. The efficiency measurements show that when the signals with low average value are transmitted, the implemented prototypes have up to 20% higher efficiency than linear regulator that is used as a conventional solution

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Item ID: 5559
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5559/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5559
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Jan 2011 11:38
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:20
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