In low level integrated signal processing systems such as transducer systems, detector readout systems, radio receivers, etc, electrical noise is a fundamental limiting factor. For instance, the maximum sensitivity of AM/FM receivers or the best resolution of Silicon-detector readout systems is fully determined by the electrical noise. In the design of such systems, it is of crucial importance to optimize the noise performance of preamplifiers, as in a well designed system the noise performance of an entire system is always dominated by the preamplifier noise.


Noise Source Noise Performance Radio Receiver Readout System Source Impedance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong Yuan Chang
    • 1
  • Willy M. C. Sansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic University LeuvenBelgium

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