Intermodulation nulling in HEMT common source amplifiers

Anthony E. Parker*, Guoli Qu

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A new model of the second- and third-order intermodulation products from HEMT and MESFET small-signal amplifiers, resulting from nonlinear drain-source current bas been proposed in our previous publications. Based on this model, intermodulation nulling conditions in terms of the Taylor series coefficients, hence in terms of bias, have been investigated. This paper now examines the load dependence of the second- and third-order intermodulation products in HEMT small-signal common source amplifiers. Intermodulation nulling conditions are proposed and validated. This is useful in designing a high performance amplifier by calculation of optimum load for minimum distortion and studying distortion generation as a function of circuit topology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

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