USING SWITCHING MOSFETs IN LOW-NOISE FRONT END AMPLIFIERS
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-29
High dynamic range of the HF SSB receiver is one ofits important design goals. High dynamic range can be achieved by using RF elements that have high IP3, high 1 dB compression point and low noise figure. RF amplifiers are such elements, and increas- ing their IP3 or their 1 dB compression point gener- ally increases their noise figure. Therefore, high dynamic range amplifiers are not trivial and special schemes are adopted for high dynamic range RF amplifiers.