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UHF/ L-Band GaAs Satellite Receiver Front End
Author(s): N. T. Herb Yang; D. A. Rowe; N. J. Schneier; R. E. Dietterle; B. Y. Lao; M. Rocchi
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Paper Abstract

The RF portion of a navigation/communication system is the most costly section to manufacture due to the extensive use of discrete circuitry, critical alignment of components, and the combersome packaging techniques required. In order to reduce cost, size and power consumption, circuit integration is necessary. The extremely high gain-bandwidth requirements however, place the RF section beyond the reach of conventional silicon monolithic LSI implementation or microprocessor techniques. In this paper, we report the development of an RF LSI monolithic GaAs technology which promises to reduce the RF receiver functions to a 3 to 4 chip set. Test chips have been developed that contain both analog and digital functions operating at UHF and L-band frequencies. These circuits represent the critical building blocks for many satellite navigation and communication systems. Test results indicate operation up to 1.6 GHz. Detailed circuit design and circuit performance will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0319, Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Technology for Electro-Optic Applications, (4 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933165
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N. T. Herb Yang, Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company (United States)
D. A. Rowe, Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company (United States)
N. J. Schneier, Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company (United States)
R. E. Dietterle, Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company (United States)
B. Y. Lao, Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company (United States)
M. Rocchi, Laboratoires d'Electronique et de Physique Appliquee (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0319:
Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Technology for Electro-Optic Applications
William S. Chan; John T. Hall, Editor(s)

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