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In this paper, we present three ultra wide bandwidth low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) using dual-gate AlGaN/GaN HEMT devices. The single-stage, resistive feedback amplifiers target two different frequency bands: two LNAs operate in 0.3-4 GHz and one LNA is in 1.2-18 GHz. All three LNAs are capable of better than 13:1 bandwidth. The first low frequency amplifier uses a microstrip design and achieves 17.7 dB flat gain between 300 MHz-3 GHz, and 1.2 dB minimum noise figure around 1.3 GHz. The second 0.3-4 GHz LNA uses coplanar waveguide transmission lines and demonstrates 18 dB flat gain and 1.5 dB noise figure between 2 and 5 GHz. The high frequency microstrip-type LNA shows an average of 13 dB gain and between 2-3 dB noise figure across the band. The robust LNAs can be operated under various bias voltages while similar gain and noise figure performance are maintained.
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:57 , Issue: 12 )
Date of Publication: Dec. 2009