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Advances in Analog and RF IC Design for Wireless Communication Systems by Domine W Leenaerts, Gabriele Manganaro

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Chapter 4

High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for Wireless Infrastructure

Mustafa Acar, Mark P. van der Heijden and Jawad H. Qureshi,    NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Introduction

Wireless communication is an indispensable part of our daily life in today’s world. Use of smartphones, tablet PCs, and other wireless devices/services creates a huge amount of data traffic. With the increasing number of subscribers, expected to be more than 6 billion by 2014 [1], handling high data traffic with limited frequency resources will continue to be one of the prime challenges for wireless communication industries. Transmission of huge amounts of data implies high energy consumption. The global information communication technology (ICT) industry ...

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