Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Publica

Hier finden Sie wissenschaftliche Publikationen aus den Fraunhofer-Instituten.

An ultra-broadband low-noise traveling-wave amplifier based on 50nm InGaAs mHEMT technology

 
: Zech, C.; Diebold, S.; Wagner, S.; Schlechtweg, M.; Leuther, A.; Ambacher, O.; Kallfass, I.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
7th German Microwave Conference, GeMiC 2012 : 12-14 March 2012, Ilmenau
New York, NY: IEEE, 2012
ISBN: 978-3-9812668-4-9
ISBN: 978-1-4577-2096-3 (Print)
Art. 6185178, 4 pp.
German Microwave Conference (GeMiC) <7, 2012, Ilmenau>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IAF ()

Abstract
A monolithic integrated eight-stage traveling-wave amplifier (TWA) is presented that has been developed and fabricated using a 50nm InGaAs metamorphic HEMT technology. High-impedance coplanar waveguides (CPW) are used as compensation for the input and output capacitances of the stages, consisting of two transistors in a cascode configuration. A small signal gain of 11dB with a ripple of around ±1dB and a 3dB bandwidth of more than 110GHz is achieved. The noise figure (NF) is as low as 2.5dB at the best and less than 5dB for frequencies up to 90GHz. Furthermore, the amplifier provides an 1-dB-compression-point of 7dBm and a saturated output power of about 11dBm at 75GHz.

: http://publica.fraunhofer.de/documents/N-206533.html