200-GHz CMOS amplifier with 9-dB noise figure for atmospheric remote sensing

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  • M. Varonen
  • A. Safaripour
  • D. Parveg
  • P. Kangaslahti
  • T. Gaier
  • A. Hajimiri

Research units

  • California Institute of Technology


The feasibility of using CMOS technology for RF amplification in atmospheric remote sensing receiver is studied. The design and measurement results of a 200-GHz low-noise amplifier which is fabricated using a 32-nm SOI CMOS technology are presented. The 8-stage amplifier in a common-source configuration achieves a 9-dB noise figure and 25-dB gain with a power consumption of 33 mW.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • remote sensing

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