A Highly Efficient Dual-Band Harmonic-Tuned GaN RF Synchronous Rectifier with Integrated Coupler and Phase Shifter

This paper presents a dual-band RF rectifying circuit for wireless power transmission at 1.17 GHz and 2.4 GHz. A dual-band harmonic-tuned inverse-class F/class-F mode power amplifier using a 10 W GaN device has been utilized to implement the proposed rectifier with an on-board coupler and phase shifter. The matching circuit is precisely designed so that the circuit operates in inverse class F and class F mode in the lower and upper frequency bands using dual-band harmonic tuning, respectively. Measurement results show that the rectifier circuit has 78% and 76% efficiencies at 1.17 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency bands, respectively. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this rectifier is the first demonstration of a dual-band harmonic-tuned synchronous rectifier using a GaN HEMT device with an integrated coupler and phase-shifter for a watt-level RF input power.