A simple and efficient procedure for identifying the compressing stage in Two-Stage Amplifiers

Anton Nikolaev Atanasov*, Waqam Mukhtar, Mark Stefan Oude Alink, Frank Edward van Vliet

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Abstract

Abstract: We propose a fast and simple method to accurately determine the compressing stage in a two-stage amplifier system based on reverse intermodulation and hot S-parameter measurements. The method uses no specialized hardware and needs little reconfiguration, simplifying the measurements. We demonstrate its validity over a broad range of amplifiers designed in various semiconductor technologies. This method is a very useful tool in understanding or debugging amplifier designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS)
Place of PublicationMonterey, CA, USA
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-3990-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Event2021 IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS) - Montery, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 20219 Dec 2021
https://semiwiki.com/event/2021-ieee-bicmos-and-compound-semiconductor-integrated-circuits-and-technology-symposium-bcicts/

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMontery, CA
Period6/12/219/12/21
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Keywords

  • compression
  • intermodulation
  • Reverse intermodulation
  • power amplifiers
  • nonlinearity

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