Metamorphic 94 GHz power amplifier MMICs
94 GHz Leistungsverstärker MMICs auf metamorpher HEMT Technologie
In this paper, we present the development of two 94 GHz power amplifier MMICs for use in high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems. The amplifier circuits have been realized using a 0.1 mu m InAlAs/InGaAs based depletion type metamorphic high electron mobility transistor (MHEMT) technology in combination with coplanar circuit topology and dual-gate transistors, thus leading to an excellent power and gain performance at millimeter-wave frequencies. The realized two-stage driver amplifier (MPA) MMIC exhibited a small-signal gain of 16 dB and a saturated output power of 20.5 dBm at 94 GHz with a total gate width of 0.72 mm in the output stage. The two-stage high power amplifier (HPA) circuit achieved a linear gain of 10 dB and a saturated output power of 23.3 dBm with a total output periphery of 1.44 mm.