150 GHz GaAs amplifiers in a commercial 0.1-μm GaAs PHEMT process

Alex Bessemoulin*, Melissa C. Rodriguez, Simon J. Mahon, Anthony E. Parker, Michael C. Heimlich

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Abstract

150 GHz amplifiers fabricated on a commercial GaAs process with an fT of 135 GHz are presented. The core design achieves a gain of 10 dB or more from 105 to 150 GHz and the balanced variant has a bandwidth of 100 to 150 GHz and output power above 8 dBm at 140 GHz. Significantly, this coplanar design was carried out with a model extracted from biased S-parameters up to only 50 GHz taken on a microstrip device with different gate width. The measured S-parameters and output power of the amplifiers agree remarkably well with that predicted by the model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuMIC 2016 - 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages552-555
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870446
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2016
Event11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Oct 20164 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE

Conference

Conference11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/10/164/10/16

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Keywords

  • millimetre-wave
  • HEMT
  • FET modelling
  • ETSI

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Bessemoulin, A., Rodriguez, M. C., Mahon, S. J., Parker, A. E., & Heimlich, M. C. (2016). 150 GHz GaAs amplifiers in a commercial 0.1-μm GaAs PHEMT process. In EuMIC 2016 - 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (pp. 552-555). [7777493] (European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference - Proceedings). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2016.7777493