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Millimeter-Wave Low Noise Amplifiers


Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
    Pages 1-25
  3. Research Contextualization: Dissecting the Low-Noise Amplifier—A Sum of Parts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 77-110
    3. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 111-149
    4. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 151-173
    5. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 175-203
  4. Research Execution: State-of-the-Art Low-Noise Amplifiers, Techniques for of Optimization of Low-Noise Amplifier Parts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 207-251
    3. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 253-286
    4. Mladen Božanić, Saurabh Sinha
      Pages 287-328

About this book


This book examines the challenges of low-noise amplifier (LNA) research and design in the millimeter-wave regime by dissecting the common LNA configurations and typical specifications into parts, which are then optimized separately over several chapters to suggest improvements in the current designs.

Current trends towards increased wireless connectivity and the need to stay connected everywhere and all the time, call for extremely high data rates. Most of the wireless networks operate in frequency bands measured in low gigahertz. Typically, this is done through channels with moderate bandwidth. To keep up with the trends for increased data transmission rates, new and innovative ideas are needed. One of the areas of investigation is the transmission in millimeter-wave regime, ranging from 30 GHz to 300 GHz, where there is an abundance of bandwidth. The low-noise amplifier (LNA) is the first component that appears in the front ends of most microwave and millimeter-wave receivers after an antenna. The performance of a millimeter-wave receiver is therefore largely dependent on the performance of the LNA that is used. Primarily, the LNA is tasked with amplifying a signal while introducing as little noise into the signal as possible. This is a necessity, because the signal received by the antenna is already submerged in noise, thus the signal, before it can be processed, needs to be amplified with the smallest possible amount of additional noise introduced in this process. This is even more so true, due to the limitation of the wave propagation in millimeter-wave regime, where there is a trade-off between data-rate, range and power.


Integrated Circuits Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors SiGe Low-Noise Amplifier Ultra-Wideband Communications Electronic Design Automation mm-wave Receiver CMOS Receiver Microwave Amplifier Broadband Configurations Transistor Technologies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

About the authors

Saurabh Sinha is full professor of Electronics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he has been Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment since 2013. In addition he is the managing editor of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Africa Research Journal. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Millimeter-Wave Low Noise Amplifiers
  • Authors Mladen Božanić
    Saurabh Sinha
  • Series Title Signals and Communication Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Signals, Communication Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69019-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88702-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69020-9
  • Series ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-4870
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 334
  • Number of Illustrations 218 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Solid State Physics
    Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
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