PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
|PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS LTD. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150319699||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE-OUTPUT PARTIAL ENVELOPE TRACKING IN HANDHELD WIRELESS COMPUTING DEVICES - A partial envelope tracking (PET) circuitry for improving the dynamic range of a plurality of power amplifiers amplifying radio frequency signals in a MIMO based handheld wireless computing device. The circuitry includes a plurality of sub-PET circuits respectively connected to the plurality of power amplifiers; and a common charging circuit connected to each of the sub-PET circuits and a power source, wherein the common charging circuit comprises a storage capacitor and a logic configured to control the charging of the storage capacitor respective of an operation mode of each of the sub-PET circuits, wherein the operation mode is any one of: a tracking mode and normal mode, wherein during the normal mode of all of the sub-PET circuits the storage capacitor is charged at the voltage level provided by the power source and during the tracking mode of at least one of the sub-PET circuits the storage capacitor is discharged.||11-05-2015|
|20150270807||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PARTIAL ENVELOPE TRACKING IN HANDHELD AND WIRELESS COMPUTING DEVICES - A partial envelope tracking (PET) circuit for improving the dynamic range and the efficiency of a power amplifier amplifying high bandwidth signals is provided. The PET circuit includes a main supply path having a main valve (MV) connecting the power amplifier to a first power source; a storage capacitor connecting a junction node and the power amplifier; a supplementary supply path including a DV and a TV, each of the DV and the tracking valve connecting, in parallel between a second power source and the junction node; a supplementary current path including a GV connecting the junction node and a ground; and a valves control unit (VCU) configured to monitor an envelope tracking parameter to determine an operation mode of the circuit and a state of each of the MV, the GV, the DV, and the TV during each respective mode of operation.||09-24-2015|
|20100102879||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING AN XNN.RTM. ENHANCEMENT CIRCUITRY FEEDING A POWER AMPLIFIER - Method and apparatus for automatically controlling the operation of a DC power enhancement circuitry connected to an RF power amplifier (PA) that operates at various input signal levels, according to which the instantaneous magnitude of the input signal is sensed and the instantaneous magnitude and its highest (lowest) peak are stored. For the time period during which the peak remains the highest (lowest) peak, the desired dynamic range of the power amplifier is determined according to the peak and a corresponding threshold level and the gain of the enhancement circuitry are determined according for that time period. Whenever the magnitude exceeds the corresponding threshold level, the enhancement circuitry provides to the power amplifier a level of DC power enhancement required for maintaining the output power of the power amplifier within the output dynamic range. Whenever a higher (lower) peak is detected, the process is repeated for the time period during which the lower peak remains the highest (lowest) peak of all preceding peaks and the value of the stored highest (lowest) peak is updated accordingly.||04-29-2010|
|20090295475||TRANSFORMER-CAPACITOR ENHANCEMENT CIRCUITRY FOR POWER AMPLIFIERS - Circuitry for providing improved pulse-type enhancement of the voltage supplied to a power amplifier (||12-03-2009|
|20090278605||METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND PARAMETER SETTINGS OF A VOLTAGE ENHANCEMENT CIRCUIT FOR AMPLIFIERS AS AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) - Voltage Enhancement Circuitry (VEC) for amplifiers, suitable of being implemented as an Integrated Circuit (IC), that comprises a VEC driver with a low output resistance (Rdson) while being in its inactive mode and a linearly increasing resistance that is changing linearly with the input control signal, while entering into its active mode, above a determined threshold; external contacts in the VEC, for connecting, whenever required, external feedback elements across the contacts; an external feedback loop connected to an input of the VEC driver, for sensing changes in the enhancement power; a threshold programming module, for externally programming and determining a threshold level for the input signal, above which enhancement is provided shaping the amplified video envelope pulse; an I-Boost module for sampling the amplitude of the video envelope input current and for amplifying the input current up to a pre-defined level; and a current controlled bias circuit for shifting, whenever required, the bias of the lower and/or of the upper valves of the VEC driver.||11-12-2009|
|20090140804||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF MIMO WIRELESS SYSTEMS - Method and apparatus for efficiently providing DC power enhancement to power amplifiers each of which being arranged in a MIMO system, by suing an enhancement circuitry with a plurality of inputs and outputs. Each input has a corresponding DC enhancement output that is connected to a DC enhancement input of a power amplifier. The DC enhancement output becomes operative whenever the amplitude of the corresponding input signal exceeds a predetermined threshold. The envelope of a plurality of input signals is sampled by sampling circuitries and the sampled envelopes are fed into a summation circuitry, in which they are summed. Whenever one of the sampled envelopes exceeds the threshold, a DC enhancement power is simultaneously provided to all DC enhancement inputs of all power amplifiers.||06-04-2009|
|20090098846||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING THE ENVELOPE OF HIGH LEVEL MULTI FREQUENCY BAND RF SIGNALS - Method and apparatus for sensing the envelope of high level multi frequency band RF signals in power amplifiers. For each frequency band, an RF transistor, such as a FET or a bipolar transistor is operated essentially at a non-linear operating point (e.g., in Class B, AB or C) at the frequency band. The RF transistor is fed by a DC power supply trough an RF filter and terminated by a dummy load that is tuned to the frequency band so as to terminate the RF components in the output signal of the RF transistor. An RF signal of the frequency band is fed into the input of the RF transistors and an output signal representing the envelope is obtained from the fluctuating current drawn from the DC power supply by the RF transistor, during the time period when the RF signal is applied to the input. The output signals obtained from all RF transistors that operate within their corresponding frequency band are combined to a common output, such that the output signal at this common point is essentially equal to the output signal that corresponds to one of the frequency bands.||04-16-2009|
|20090021302||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING CURRENT CONSUMPTION OF MIMO SYSTEMS - Apparatus and method for reducing the current consumption and increasing the efficiency of a MIMO system, consisting of one or more RF power amplifiers (PAs) and that is required to provide a desired total output power level. An individual output power level which is a portion of the total output power level is determined for each PA. The load, connected to the output stage of each PA, is dynamically or statically tuned to essentially match the output impedance of its output stage, such that its dynamic or static RF load line has a slope that corresponds to the impedance required to provide this portion. Whenever a smaller output power is desired in response to reduction in the input signal to MIMO system, a reduced portion is determined for each PA and the load is further tuned, such that the dynamic/static RF load line has a slope that causes each PA to essentially remain in saturation while providing the reduced portion.||01-22-2009|
|20080258810||Method and Apparatus for Optimizing Current Consumption of Amplifiers with Power Control - Apparatus and method for reducing the current consumption and increasing the efficiency of an RF power amplifier (PA), according to which the load, connected to the output stage of the PA, tuned dynamically or statically for each level of the desired output power. By doing so, the output impedance of the output stage is essentially matched, such that the dynamic RF load line has a slope that corresponds to the impedance required to provide this level. Whenever a smaller output power is desired in response to reduction in the input signal to the amplifier, the load is further tuned, such that the dynamic or static RF load line has a slope that causes the power amplifier to essentially remain in saturation at the smaller output power.||10-23-2008|
|20080211587||Method and Apparatus for Increasing the Efficiency of Low Power Amplifier - The present invention is directed to a method for reducing the current consumption and increasing the efficiency of an RF power amplifier (PA), while maintaining the output power. The desired output power of the PA is determined and for each level of the desired output power, the load that is connected to the output stage of the PA is tuned to essentially match the output impedance of the output stage to provide maximal gain. By doing so, the dynamic RF load line has a slope that causes it to intersect with the drain-source (or emitter-collector, in case of a bipolar transistor) voltage, across the output stage, at a value that corresponds to the voltage swing required to provide the desired output power.||09-04-2008|
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