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|1. (WO2001003288) INTEGRATED TUNABLE HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER AMPLIFIER|
|Applicants:||ROCKWELL SCIENCE CENTER, LLC
|Inventors:||BARLETT, James, L.
CHANG, Mau, Chung, F.
MARCY, Henry, O., 5th
PEDROTTI, Kenneth, D.
PEHLKE, David, R.
SEABURY, Charles, W.
YAO, Jun, J.
THAM, Julian, J., L.
|Title:||INTEGRATED TUNABLE HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER AMPLIFIER|
Power amplifiers having reactive networks (such as classes C, C-E, E and F) employ tunable reactive devices (Cshunt, Cseries, Lseries) in their reactive networks, with the reactive devices respective reactance values capable of being adjusted by means of respective control signals. The tunable reactive devices are made from micro-electromechanical (MEM) devices (S1, S2, S3) capable of being integrated with the control circuitry (110) needed to produce the control signals and other amplifier components on a common substrate. The reactive components have high Q values across their adjustment range, enabling the amplifier to produce an output with a low harmonic content over a wide range of input signal frequencies, and a frequency agile, high quality output. The invention can be realized on a number of foundry technologies.