Design of a balanced X-band low-noise amplifier using a GMIC process
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This report is the result of a master thesis work done at SAAB Bofors Dynamics AB between September 2005 and January 2006. The purpose of the work was to design a balanced low-noise amplifier covering the X-band (8 . 12 GHz) using the GMIC (Glass Microwave Integrated Circuit) process provided by M/A-COM, Tyco Electronics UK Limited.
This thesis work has resulted in an approved and functional balanced low-noise amplifier design. The manufacturer, M/A-COM, reviewed the design for manufacturability only and takes no responsibility for the electrical performance. The amplifier has been designed to have a flat frequency response and low reflections on the input and output. Of course, the noise performance has also been taken into consideration during the design process. This thesis report covers the whole design flow in a chronological order.
The layout work and most of the simulations were accomplished by using the design tool Microwave Office from Applied Wave Research. For complex structures such as Lange couplers and spiral inductors, more accurate simulation models were obtained by using HFSS (High Frequency Structure Simulator) from Ansoft.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 89 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97089ISRN: LITH-ITN-ED-EX--06/007--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97089DiVA: diva2:650307
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