A Fully-Integrated 1.8-V, 2.8-W, 1.9-GHz, CMOS Power Amplifier

I. Aoki, S. Kee, D. Rutledge, and A. Hajimiri

This paper demonstrated the first 2-stage, 2.8W, 1.8V, 1.9GHz fully-integrated DAT power amplifier with 50Ω input and output matching using 0.18μm CMOS transistors. It has a small-signal gain of 27dB. The amplifier provides 2.8W of power into a 50Ω load with a PAE of 50%.