A Low Noise Electronic Circuit

Anne J. Annema (Inventor), Dominicus M.W. Leenaerts (Inventor), Petrus W.H. de Vreede (Inventor)

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    An electronic circuit, which can be used as a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), comprises two complementary Field Effect Transistors (M1, M2; M5, M6), each having a gate, a source and a drain. The gates are connected together as a common input terminal, and the drains are connected together as a common output terminal. The electronic circuit further has a feedback circuit, e.g. in the form of two anti?parallel Field Effect Transistors (M3, M4; M7, M8), connected between the common input terminal and the common output terminal. This feedback circuit has an impedance at radio frequencies which is high?ohmic compared to impedance levels of the two transistors. This ensures a high gain at radio frequencies, and at the same time it can be implemented with only a few components. It also ensures high linearity and a very low current in the feedback circuit, and thus little or no noise is added to the circuit.
    Original languageUndefined
    Patent numberWO2002IB05024
    Priority date12/06/03
    Publication statusSubmitted - 26 Nov 2002


    • METIS-214216
    • EWI-14456
    • IR-68232

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