Highly Linear 2.45 GHz Low-Noise Amplifier Design
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
One critical component of the communication receiver of front-end system is the low-noise amplifier (LNA). For good sensitivity and dynamic range, the LNA should provide a low noise figure and maximum attainable power gain. Another concern is the linearity of the LNA. Strong signals produce intermodulation products in a frequency band close to the operating frequency that might affect the performance of the receiver. In many cases, the intermodulation products can be reduced by increasing the current through the active device. Hence, a trade-off between power consumption and linearity must be considered when designing the LNA. The thesis includes the bias network design, stability analysis, matching network design and layout design of the LNA RF module with layout simulation. The simulation has been performed using Advanced Design System (ADS) simulation software. After implementation of LNA on a PCB, the LNA is measured with the help of the power supply unit and vector network analyzer. The proposed design aim is to provide a low noise figure (NF) and high gain while maintaining the low power consumption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 55 p.
Gain, Noise-Figure, Stability.
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119982ISRN: LIU-ITN-TEK-A--15/042--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-119982DiVA: diva2:838844
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