Pete Cain, the wireless solution planner for the Microwave and Communications division of the Electronic Measurements Group at Agilent Technologies, discusses the benefits of using envelope tracking, an approach to RF amplifier design in which the power supply voltage applied to the power amplifier is constantly adjusted to ensure that the amplifier is operating at peak efficiency for the given instantaneous output power requirements.
Pete also discusses how envelope sets the standards for future developments of amplifiers and the role that Agilent will play among these particular developments.
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For additional references, check out the following:
- “Solutions and Measurement Tools for Use in Average Power and Envelope Tracking Design” guide
- ADS PA Design Series Part 5: Envelope Tracking Simulation & Analysis [Andy Howard]
- ADS Innovations in EDA Beyond CMOS vs GaAs – Finding the Best Technology Mix for a Handset PA [Matthew Ozalas]
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