Process-Tolerant High Linearity MMIC Power Amplifiers

Palomba, Francesco and Pagani, Maurizio and De Francesco, I. and Meazza, Andrea and Mornata, Alessandro and Procopio, Gregorio and Sivverini, Giuseppe (2003) Process-Tolerant High Linearity MMIC Power Amplifiers. In: Gallium Arsenide applications symposium. GAAS 2003, 6-10 October 2003, Munich.
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The success of an MMIC design is strongly influenced by the process tolerances and model inaccuracies. In fact the MMIC technology is tuneless and all the problems related to the component tolerances must be taken into account in the design phase. This issue is even more relevant in high linearity power amplifiers. In this kind of devices many different parameters (P1dB, PAE, C/I) shall be simultaneously optimized, and, if not properly taken into account, process tolerances may affect the device performances, compromising the fulfillment of the desired requirements. In this paper the most relevant uncertainty sources and the factors influencing the process tolerances will be analyzed, giving the guidelines to keep under control the effect of process variation parameters and model inaccuracies.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Palomba, Francesco
Pagani, Maurizio
De Francesco, I.
Meazza, Andrea
Mornata, Alessandro
Procopio, Gregorio
Sivverini, Giuseppe
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17 Jun 2004
Last modified
17 Feb 2016 13:57

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