mm-Wave CMOS Noise Analysis



The range of many wireless communication systems is limited by the sensitivity of their receivers, meaning the minimum amount of signal to noise ratio that the receiver can successfully detect [8]. This sensitivity heavily depends on the noise figure of the entire receiver. However since the noise of each stage is normalized by the total gain of previous stages, as Friis equation predicts, the noise figure of the low-noise amplifier essentially dominates the entire receiver sensitivity [2].


Noise Source Noise Model Noise Figure Optimal Noise Substrate Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Stevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA

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