General low-noise amplifiers

Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha

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In this chapter the theory and mathematics of general LNAs are explored. This is the first chapter in which practical LNA configurations are explored in detail, whereas previous chapters served as a build-up towards this chapter, describing the background of millimeter-wave research, amplifier design, semiconductor technologies and active and passive devices. This chapter opens with a short discussion on the research, design and development considerations for millimeter-wave applications, mostly as a summary of the research from previous chapters. In the rest of the chapter, some of the most popular LNA topologies are introduced, described and compared against one another. Single-ended and differential configurations are treated separately because of their fundamental differences. Specific challenges associated with millimeter-wave design for different topologies are discussed in more detail as the chapter progresses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSignals and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSignals and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1860-4862
ISSN (Electronic)1860-4870

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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