2007 IEEE Topical Symposium on

Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications

Session 1: Plenary

8:30 Welcome

8:40 1.1 Invited Talk: Earl McCune (Panasonic R&D Company of America)

Power Amplifiers and Multi-mode Requirements

9:05 1.2 Invited Talk: Jan Verspecht (Jan Verspecht bvba, Steenhuffel, Belgium)

Advanced Measurements for Characterizing Power Transistors

9:30 1.3 Invited Talk: Joseph Cleveland (Samsung Telecommunications America)

Power Amplifier Impact on Wireless Systems

9:55 1.4 Invited Talk: Chris Taylor (Strategy Analytics)

Challenges and Opportunities for Compound Semiconductors in the Mobile Handset Roadmap

Session 2: Techniques for Switching Power Amplifiers

10:45 2.1 Jinseong Jeong, Yuanxun Ethan Wang

(University of California, Los Angeles)
Pulsed Load Modulation (PLM) Techniques for High Efficiency Non- Constant-Envelope Amplification

11:05 2.2 Tsai-Pi Hung, Lawrence E. Larson, Peter M. Asbeck

(University of California, San Diego)

CMOS Outphasing Class-D Power Amplifiers with Chireix Combiners

11:25 2.3 Xing Wang, Yuanxun Ethan Wang

(University of California, Los Angeles)

High Efficiency Class E MMIC Power Amplifier for Ku-band Applications

11:45 2.4 Young-Sang Jeon, Sangwook Nam, and Kyungheon Koo

(Seoul National University, Seoul; University of Incheon, Incheon)

Pulse Area Modulation for High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers

Session 3: Technologies for High Power Amplifiers

1:10 3.1 Walter Nagy


Will GaN Enable Wideband PA’s for Software Defined Radio?

1:30 3.2 D. Runton, M. LeFevre, J. Kinney, J. Wood, F. Fernez

(Freescale Semiconductor)

The Implications of Video Bandwidth Performance on DPD of a High-Power LDMOS Doherty Amplifier

1:50 3.3 A. Benchahed, A. Ghazel, M.Mabrouk, M.F. Ghannouchi*

(CIRTA’COM, SUPCOM de Tunis, Cite Technologique des Communications, *Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)

Digital Architecture of Power Amplifiers Predistorter for 3G Basestations

2:10 3.4 Øystein Jensen, Morten Olavsbråten

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

High Efficiency 10MHz 3rd harmonic peaking Class F Power Amplifier

Session 4: Amplifier Characterization Techniques

3:00 4.1 Invited Talk: John Sevic

(Maury Microwave)

Challenges and Solutions for On-Wafer 35dBm GSM/EDGE Loadpull

3:30 4.2 Charles Baylis, Lawrence Dunleavy, Steven Lardizabal*

(University of South Florida, *Raytheon)

Efficient Load-Pull Measurement Using a Sequential Search Algorithm

3:50 4.3 Basim Noori, Scott Rumery*

(Freescale Semiconductor, *Skyworks Inc.)

The Low Frequency Probe: A new technique for measuring the modulation bandwidth of power amplifiers

4:10 4.4 Nima Safari1, J. Stevenson Kenney2, Terje Roste3

(1NTNU, Norway; 2Georgia Inst. Of Technology; 3Nera Research, Norway)

A New Digital Predistortion with Memory Effects Based on Cubic Spline Model

4:30 4.5 Pavlo Fedorenko, Jau-Horng Chen* and J. Stevenson Kenney

(Georgia Institute of Technology, *Freescale)

Bandwidth-Specific Memory Ratio as a Predictor of RF Power Amplifier Predistortability

Session 5: Technology for Mobile Stations and Handsets

1:10 5.1 D.Y.C.Lie1, J.Lopez1, J.F.Rowland2, J.D.Popp2, A.Yang1, A.Hurtado1, G.Wang3, H.Li3, J.Park3, Z.Ma3

(1Dynamnic Research Corporation, 2SPAWAR System Center, System Center, San Diego, CA, 3University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Highly Efficient and Linear Class E SiGe Medium Power Amplifier Design

1:30 5.2 Invited Talk: Aditya Gupta


InGaP-Plus raises the bar

2:00 5.3 Ram Pratap Aditham, I. Volokhine

(NXP semiconductors)

A Single-Stage Differential Cascode PA for Wireless Applications

2:20 5.4 A.K.Ezzeddine, H.C.Huang, R.S.Howell, H.C.Nathanson1, N.G.Paraskevopoulos1

(AMCOM Communications, Inc., 1Northrop Grumman Corp.)

CMOS PA for Wireless Applications

Session 6: Amplifier Linearization Techniques

3:20 6.1 Invited Talk: J.Stevenson Kenney

(Georgia Institute of Technology)
Behavioral Modeling and Linearization Techniques

3:50 6.2 Albert Cesari, Jean-Marie Dilhac, P.L. Gilabert*, G. Montoro*, E. Bertran*

(LAAS-CNRS France, *UPC Spain)

A FPGA-based Ploatform for Fast Prototyping of RFPA Predistortion Linearizers

4:10 6.3 Marius Ubostad, Morten Olavsbråten

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Active Bias Circuit used for linearity improvement in a HBT Power Amplifier

4:30 6.4 Emmanuel Cottais, Yide Wang, Serge Toutain

(IREENA - Polytech'Nantes)

Experimental Results for Power Amplifier Adaptive Baseband Predistortion Linearization