A Tunable Inductance Topology to Realize Frequency Tunable Matching Networks and Amplifiers

Atilla D. C., Aydin C., KÖPRÜ R., Nesimoglu T., Yarman B. S.

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Beijing, China, 19 - 23 May 2013, pp.77-80 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Beijing
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-80
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Coverage of commercial communication standards such as GSM, UMTS, Wi-Fi and Wi-Max within a single transceiver chip is one of the most desired properties by wireless communication manufacturers. In this regard, communication companies are keenly interested in the design of high power amplifiers for broadband cellular communications to achieve this coverage. In this work, design of broadband tunable matching networks is investigated using Real Frequency Techniques. In practical applications, tunability is needed to compensate for the load impedance variations with environmental effects. In order to be able to work on sample structures, impedance transforming filters with proper topology are chosen and a broadband tunable matching network with a tunability strategy is developed. Eventually a broadband amplifier has been designed using the tunable inductor concept.