Explores techniques to realize wideband amplifiers, capable of impedance matching and still achieving a low noise figure well below 3dB
Describes a new noise cancelling technique and gives a detailed analysis of this technique and presents several new amplifier circuits
The techniques can be applied to other IC technologies, such as bipolar and GaAs, and even in discrete component technologies
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Part of the book series: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science (SECS, volume 840)
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Table of contents (6 chapters)
About this book
Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) are commonly used to amplify signals that are too weak for direct processing for example in radio or cable receivers. Traditionally, low noise amplifiers are implemented via tuned amplifiers, exploiting inductors and capacitors in resonating LC-circuits. This can render very low noise but only in a relatively narrow frequency band close to resonance. There is a clear trend to use more bandwidth for communication, both via cables (e.g. cable TV, internet) and wireless links (e.g. satellite links and Ultra Wideband Band). Hence wideband low-noise amplifier techniques are very much needed.
Wideband Low Noise Amplifiers Exploiting Thermal Noise Cancellation explores techniques to realize wideband amplifiers, capable of impedance matching and still achieving a low noise figure well below 3dB. This can be achieved with a new noise cancelling technique as described in this book. By using this technique, the thermal noise of the input transistor of the LNA can be cancelled while the wanted signal is amplified! The book gives a detailed analysis of this technique and presents several new amplifier circuits.
This book is directly relevant for IC designers and researchers working on integrated transceivers. Although the focus is on CMOS circuits, the techniques can just as well be applied to other IC technologies, e.g. bipolar and GaAs, and even in discrete component technologies.
- integrated circuit
Authors and Affiliations
Catena Microelectronics B.V., Delft, The Netherlands
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Eric A.M. Klumperink, Bram Nauta
Book Title: Wideband Low Noise Amplifiers Exploiting Thermal Noise Cancellation
Authors: Federico Bruccoleri, Eric A.M. Klumperink, Bram Nauta
Series Title: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Publisher: Springer New York, NY
eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag US 2005
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-3187-8Published: 04 May 2005
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-5266-0Published: 24 January 2011
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4020-3188-5Published: 30 March 2006
Series ISSN: 0893-3405
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: X, 182
Topics: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation, Electronic Circuits and Systems, Engineering Design