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A design methodology for a very low noise figure common-source LNA
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Paper Abstract

The design of common source (CS) Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) for wireless receivers is presented. The design trade-offs between main criteria are discussed. An extra gate-to-source capacitor is added to the input transistor to reduce the transistor dimension while still satisfying the noise matching. The small MOSFET also improves the LNA linearity with comparatively small drain-source current. The extra gate-to-source capacitor is introduced by the bonding-pad parasitic capacitor; hence a negative effect parasitic capacitance is turned into a useful capacitor. The simulated Noise Figure (NF) of two single-ended LNAs using 0.18 μm CMOS process achieve 0.62 dB and 0.92 dB at 2.4 GHz and 5.25 GHz respectively while matching a 50 ohm impedance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5649, Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems II, (28 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.580705
Show Author Affiliations
Yingbo Zhu, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Said F. Al-Sarawi, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Michael Liebelt, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5649:
Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems II
Said F. Al-Sarawi, Editor(s)

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