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K/Ka-band low-noise embedded transmission line (ETL) MMIC amplifiers

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5 Author(s)
Hua-Quen Tserng ; MMIC R&D Lab., TriQuint Semicond. Inc., Dallas, TX, USA ; L. C. Witkowski ; A. A. Ketterson ; P. Saunier
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The design, fabrication, and performance of producible, high-performance Kand Ka-band pHEMT low-noise MMIC amplifiers using the embedded transmission line (ETL) circuit concept with top-side grounding are reported. A state-of-the-art noise figure of 1.2 dB with 25-dB gain is achieved at 31 GHz. These amplifiers can be implemented in low-cost, ultra-compact receiver modules for emerging spaceborne phased-array communication applications

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IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 12 )