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By M. Gholami and M. C. E. Yagoub

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In this paper, a novel stabilization scheme to prevent parametric oscillations in power amplifiers is presented. Based on a new oscillation detection approach, the inductive degeneration technique was used, for the first time, to successfully stabilize a high-power amplifier and prevent parametric oscillations. A 0.15 um AlGaN/GaN Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit high power amplifier operating at 5.8 GHz with 10% fractional bandwidth was designed and successfully stabilized using this approach. The proposed (4.7 x 3.7) mm2 three-stage amplifier achieves a saturated output power of 35 W with 29% power added efficiency and a large-signal gain of 26 dB.

M. Gholami and M. C. E. Yagoub, "New Stabilization Technique to Prevent Parametric Oscillations in a 35 W C-Band AlGaN /GaN MMIC High Power Amplifier," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 86, 97-110, 2018.

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