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A wide-band on-wafer noise parameter measurement system at 50-75 GHz is presented. This measurement system is based on the cold-source method with a computer-controlled waveguide tuner. Calibrations and measurement methods are discussed and measured results for passive and active on-wafer devices are shown over a 50-75 GHz range. An InP high electron-mobility transistor device is used as a test item for the active device. A Monte Carlo analysis to study measurement uncertainties is also shown. The measurement system is a useful tool in the development and verification of device noise models, as well as in device characterization.
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:51 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: May 2003