Passives for low-noise amplifiers

Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha

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This chapter looks at numerous alternatives for implementing passive components. It covers the basic theory of transmission lines and illustrate how transmission-line terminations can be used to turn the line into a resistive, capacitive or inductive distributed element. Various lumped topologies for resistors, capacitors and inductors are discussed in detail, whether implemented on chip, on package, or discreetly. Active alternatives for implementation of passives is also considered. Emerging technologies for the implementation of passives, such as micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) or other fabrication methods are also mentioned. In view of its importance for LNA design, a substantial portion of this chapter is dedicated to different inductor implementations and modeling of inductors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSignals and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages39
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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