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A K-band CMOS low-noise amplifier with a noise figure of 4.26 dB and a peak gain of 18.86 dB is presented. The low-noise amplifier has a peak gain frequency of 20.3 GHz and an input referred 1 dB compression point of -16 dBm. These are believed to be the lowest noise figure and highest gain values reported to date at these frequencies in a standard CMOS technology.
Date of Publication: 12 May 2005