Matched coupled microstrip transistor amplifier methodology

Josh G. Nickel, Jose E Schutt-Aine

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a generalized methodology for synthesizing narrowband amplifiers in coupled micorstrip systems and detail a novel narrowband amplifier in a three-coupled microstrip topology utilizing chip capacitors for matching networks. The purpose of such a configuration is to validate the synthesis of microwave amplifiers in coupled microstrip technology (the ground plane being common to many fabrication technologies) where the planarity inherent to coplanar designs alleviates the need for vias, thereby reducing fabrication cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-367
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

Keywords

  • Chip capacitors
  • Coupled microstrip technology
  • Fabrication
  • Microwave
  • Narrowband amplifier
  • Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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