Ultra-Low Noise and Highly Linear Two-Stage Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
An ultra-low noise two-stage LNA design for cellular basestations using CMOS is proposed in this thesis work. This thesis is divided into three parts. First, a literature survey which intends to bring an idea on the types of LNAs available and their respective outcomes in performances, thereby analyze how each design provides different results and is used for different applications. In the second part, technology comparison for 0.12µm, 0.18µm, and 0.25µm technologies transistors using the IBM foundry PDKs are made to analyze which device has the best noise performance. Finally, in the third phase bipolar and CMOS-based two-stage LNAs are designed using IBM 0.12µm technology node, decided from the technology comparison. In this thesis a two-stage architecture is used to obtain low noise figure, high linearity, high gain, and stability for the LNA. For the bipolar design, noise figure of 0.6dB, OIP3 of 40.3dBm and gain of 26.8dB were obtained. For the CMOS design, noise figure of 0.25dB, OIP3 of 46dBm and gain of 26dB were obtained. Thus, the purpose of this thesis is to analyze the LNA circuit in terms of design, performance, application and various other parameters. Both designs were able to fulfill the design goals of noise figure < 1 dB, OIP3 > 40 dBm, and gain >18 dB.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 69 p.
Low Noise figure LNA, highly linear, basestation LNA, two stage, CMOS, narrowband LNA
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71355ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--11/4496--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71355DiVA: diva2:447654
Subject / course
Johansson, Ted, Professor