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A uni-planar MMIC 26-GHz-band receiver

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4 Author(s)
Hirota, T. ; Radio Commun. Syst. Lab., NTT, Yokosuka, Japan ; Muraguchi, M. ; Minakawa, A. ; Osafune, K.

A GaAs 26-GHz-band MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) receiver has been designed, fabricated, and evaluated. All MMICs in the receiver have uniplanar configuration. A coplanar waveguide is mainly used as a microwave transmission line, with air bridges successfully utilized. Total circuit area is sufficiently small so that single-chip integration is possible. Assembled MMICs show stable receiver performance, including a noise figure of 8 dB and conversion gain of 2 dB or more, without any adjustment or external tuning circuits.<>

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Gallium Arsenide Integrated Circuit (GaAs IC) Symposium, 1988. Technical Digest 1988., 10th Annual IEEE

Date of Conference:

6-9 Nov. 1988