Dynamic Power Supply Transmitters

E. McCune, Dynamic Power Supply Transmitters, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, (2015)

ISBN 9781107059177
The Cambridge RF and Microwave Engineering Series, Dr. Steven C. Cripps, Series Editor

This book describes clearly how envelope tracking, direct polar modulation, and hybrid designs using these techniques really work. It is he first physically-based and coherent book to bring together a complete overview of these circuit techniques, and is designed to be an invaluable resource for practicing engineers, researchers and graduate students working on RF power amplifiers and transmitters.

Learn how to create more successful designs:

  • Step-by-step design guidelines and real world case studies show you how to put these techniques into practice
  • A survey of how various transistor technologies help you to choose which transistor type to use for best results
  • Detail on the test and measurement of all aspects of these designs explains how to measure what the circuit is actually doing and how to interpret measurement results.


“Dr. McCune provides RF designers with innumerable unique practical insights in this comprehensive book on transmitter power amplifiers with dynamic power supplies. No stone is left unturned – from a thorough discussion of modern signal properties, to thermal considerations between the power amplifier and dynamic supply, and everything in between.”

– Prof. Zoya Popovic, University of Colorado at Boulder

“There are several refreshing aspects of this book. It is not a literature review but a ground-up look at linear, envelope-tracking, and outphasing amplifiers.  This consistency of approach and derivation from the fundamentals gives readers a rare perspective. Also, this book is full of practical insights.  Many texts walk the reader through equations and derivations, but this book adds in many insights. I don’t know how long Dr. McCune worked on this book, but clearly a lot of thought and work went into producing this work. And I have to admit that I find it nerdly entertaining.  … And while it does not contain problems for students, I believe it will be a very useful text for educators because of the consistency of viewpoint and fundamental approach.”

– Alfy Riddle, Editor-in-chief of IEEE Microwave Magazine