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Author Cohen, E. ♦ Betser, Y. ♦ Sheinman, B. ♦ Cohen, S. ♦ Sidorov, S. ♦ Gavrilov, A. ♦ Ritter, D.
Sponsorship IEEE Electron Devices Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1963
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Distributed amplifiers ♦ Millimeter wave amplifiers ♦ Heterojunction bipolar transistors ♦ p-i-n diodes ♦ Integrated optoelectronics ♦ Indium compounds ♦ optoelectronic integrated circuit (OEIC) ♦ Distributed amplifier ♦ heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) ♦ indium phosphide
Abstract We present an InP heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) distributed amplifier with a bandwidth of 75 GHz, gain of 14 dB, and a record low power consumption of 78 mW. The HBTs had a 600-nm-thick collector, and hence a relatively low f/sub T/ and f/sub max/ of 84 and 150 GHz, respectively. The thick collector is a tradeoff required in optoelectronic integrated receivers, in which the PIN diode layers are the same as the base collector layers. To obtain high PIN diode responsivity, the collector layer needs to be thicker than in optimized HBTs. The amplifier topology comprises an emitter follower at the input and a cascode stage, with a resistor and inductance at the emitter follower output, and a peaking line between the HBTs in the cascode stage. The amplifier exhibits matching at the input better than -10 dB up to 85 GHz. The chip contains 16 HBTs and its size is 1.7/spl times/0.9 mm/sup 2/.
Description Author affiliation :: Dept. of Electr. Eng., Technion-Israel Inst. of Technol., Haifa, Israel
ISSN 00189383
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-02-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 53
Issue Number 2
Size (in Bytes) 346.20 kB
Page Count 3
Starting Page 392
Ending Page 394


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library