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Cryogenic low noise MMIC amplifiers for U-Band (40-60 GHz)

Show simple item record Samoska, Lorene Fung, Andy Kangaslahti, Pekka Gawande, Rohit Soria, Mary Lawrence, Charles Gaier, Todd Cuadrado-Calle, David George, Danielle Fuller, Gary Varonen, Mikko Lai, Richard Cleary, Kieran 2019-05-22T17:52:42Z 2019-05-22T17:52:42Z 2016-10-03
dc.identifier.citation 46th IEEE European Microwave Conference (EuMC), London, UK, October 3-7, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-2737
dc.description.abstract In this work, we describe monolithic millimeter-wave integrated circuit (MMIC) Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) and mixer designs for U-Band, also known as the WR19 waveguide band (40-60 GHz). The LNAs were fabricated in NGC’s 35 nm InP HEMT MMIC process. The MMICs were packaged in WR19 waveguide housings and tested for noise, both at room temperature and cryogenically. We present the results, including a comparison to the state-of-the-art, and discuss applications for amplifiers in this frequency range. To date, these are the first cryogenic 35 nm InP MMIC results covering the 40-60 GHz range. We achieved a noise temperature less than 30 K over the 40-60 GHz range, when the amplifiers were cryogenically cooled. These results are comparable with other results in the literature, and we believe are the lowest reported for MMICs in the 50-60 GHz range. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016 en_US
dc.subject MMIC en_US
dc.subject cryogenic LNA en_US
dc.subject InP en_US
dc.subject HEMT en_US
dc.subject WR19 en_US
dc.subject U-band en_US
dc.title Cryogenic low noise MMIC amplifiers for U-Band (40-60 GHz) en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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