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Skyworks White Paper: Ultra Low Noise Amplifiers By Stephen Moreschi and Jody Skeen

Introduction This white paper describes the performance and characteristics of two new ultra low noise LNAs from Skyworks. Topics include techniques used in biasing and matching these devices. A circuit description, including information on thermal considerations, is also provided. The SKY67150-396LF and SKY67153-396LF were designed to cover a wide bandwidth with the use of two […]

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CML – Bringing the Flexibility of Software Defined Radio to Narrowband and Industrial Wireless Applications

Introduction A Software-Defined Radio (SDR) is one that implements some traditional hardware radio functions in software. For example, in the extreme case one can use a high performance Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) to digitize a wide swath of RF spectrum, then implement functions in software to provide the down-conversion mixer, filtering, and baseband recovery. Such a […]