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Title: A simplified methodology to evaluate circuit complexity : doherty power amplifier as a case study
Authors: Tan, Aaron
Lim, Alfred
Li, Yongfu
Toh, Rui Tze
Kong, Zhi Hui
Keywords: Complexity Analysis
Silicon CMOS
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Tan, A., Toh, R. T., Lim, A., Li, Y., & Kong, Z. H. (2019). A simplified methodology to evaluate circuit complexity : doherty power amplifier as a case study. Electronics, 8(3), 313-. doi:10.3390/electronics8030313
Series/Report no.: Electronics
Abstract: This paper analyzes the circuit complexity using Doherty power amplifier (DPA) as a case study and proposes a simplistic model to characterize the design complexity of a DPA circuit. Various fundamental building blocks of the DPA circuit are discussed and modeled to formulate the model. In one of our experiments, it is observed that a reduction of up to 400% in the normalized complexity factor (NCF) could enhance the gain performance by approximately up to 40% for UHF applications. This work can be used as a common benchmarking tool to compare various types of DPA architecture and allow design teams to optimize their building blocks in the DPA circuit. This model can also potentially become a platform for the improvement of many integrated circuit design components, allowing ready integration on a wide range of next generation applications, not only limited to DPA circuits.
DOI: 10.3390/electronics8030313
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Rights: © 2019 The Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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