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Design study of multilayer lumped element balanced LNA using LTCC technology.

Yau Chi-kit. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 149-151). / Abstracts in English and Chinese. / Abstract / Acknowledgements / Table of Contents / Chapter Chapter 1 --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter Chapter 2 --- Background Theory --- p.5 / Chapter 2.1 --- Power Dividers and Couplers --- p.5 / Chapter 2.1.1 --- 3dB Wilkinson Power Divider --- p.5 / Chapter 2.1.2 --- Branch Line Coupler --- p.9 / Chapter 2.2 --- Balanced Amplifier --- p.11 / Chapter 2.2.1 --- Working Mechanism of Balanced Amplifier --- p.11 / Chapter 2.2.2 --- Effects of Coupler's Phase Imbalance and Gain Mismatch --- p.15 / Chapter 2.3 --- Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) Technology --- p.21 / Chapter 2.3.1 --- Overview of LTCC Technology --- p.21 / Chapter 2.3.2 --- LTCC Material Properties and Performance --- p.23 / Chapter 2.3.3 --- Advantages and Disadvantages of LTCC Technology --- p.24 / Chapter Chapter 3 --- LTCC Basic Components Characterization --- p.27 / Chapter 3.1 --- Embedded Capacitors --- p.28 / Chapter 3.1.1 --- Vertical Structure for Embedded Capacitors --- p.28 / Chapter 3.1.2 --- Shunt Capacitor --- p.29 / Chapter 3.1.3 --- Series Capacitor --- p.45 / Chapter 3.2 --- Embedded Inductors --- p.54 / Chapter 3.2.1 --- Shunt Inductor --- p.54 / Chapter 3.2.2 --- Series Inductor --- p.61 / Chapter Chapter 4 --- Design Methodology for LTCC Integrated Passive Devices (IPD) --- p.69 / Chapter 4.1 --- LTCC Circuit Design Roadmap --- p.70 / Chapter 4.2 --- Design of a 1.88GHz Lumped Element 3dB Branch Line Coupler --- p.73 / Chapter 4.2.1 --- Vertical Structure --- p.73 / Chapter 4.2.2 --- Design Specifications --- p.74 / Chapter 4.2.3 --- Schematic Design --- p.74 / Chapter 4.2.4 --- Design Library --- p.79 / Chapter 4.2.5 --- Commercial EM Simulator --- p.83 / Chapter 4.2.6 --- Layout and Optimization Designs --- p.89 / Chapter 4.3 --- Design of a 1.88GHz Lumped Element 3dB Wilkinson's Power Divider with 90° phase difference between two outputs --- p.96 / Chapter 4.4 --- 3-port Measurement Technique --- p.106 / Chapter Chapter 5 --- Noise Analysis and Noise Parameters Measurement --- p.110 / Chapter 5.1 --- Noise Figure of an Amplifier --- p.110 / Chapter 5.2 --- Noise Correlation Matrices --- p.114 / Chapter 5.2.1 --- Definition --- p.114 / Chapter 5.2.2 --- Transformation of Representation --- p.116 / Chapter 5.2.3 --- Connection of Correlation Matrices --- p.117 / Chapter 5.3 --- Noise Characterization --- p.118 / Chapter 5.3.1 --- Conventional Measurement Technique --- p.118 / Chapter 5.3.2 --- Determination of Noise Parameters Using Four Nonsingular Measurements --- p.119 / Chapter 5.3.3 --- A De-embedding Technique for Extracting Noise Parameters --- p.121 / Chapter Chapter 6 --- Design of a 1.88GHz LTCC Balanced LNA --- p.126 / Chapter 6.1 --- Design Specifications --- p.126 / Chapter 6.2 --- Design of LTCC D.C. Biasing Circuit --- p.128 / Chapter 6.3 --- Stability Consideration --- p.129 / Chapter 6.4 --- Matching Networks Design --- p.133 / Chapter 6.4.1 --- Input Matching Network --- p.133 / Chapter 6.4.2 --- Output Matching Network --- p.136 / Chapter 6.5 --- Design of the LTCC Balanced LNA --- p.140 / Chapter Chapter 7 --- Conclusion and Future Work --- p.148 / References --- p.149 / Author's Publication --- p.152 / Appendix A Even and Odd Modes Analysis for Power Dividers --- p.153 / Appendix B TRL Calibration Technique --- p.162

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:cuhk.edu.hk/oai:cuhk-dr:cuhk_323859
Date January 2002
ContributorsYau, Chi-kit., Chinese University of Hong Kong Graduate School. Division of Electronic Engineering.
Source SetsThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish, Chinese
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText, bibliography
Formatprint, 171 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
RightsUse of this resource is governed by the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International” License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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