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On the stability of millimeter-wave power amplifiers

Samoska, Lorene and Lin, Kun-You and Wang, Huei and Chung, Yun-Ho and Aust, Michael and Weinreb, Sander and Dawson, Douglas (2002) On the stability of millimeter-wave power amplifiers. In: 2002 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest. Vol.1. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 429-432. ISBN 0780372395. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180802-154730580

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In this paper, we discuss issues affecting high-frequency power amplifier stability. Two methods for simulating K-factor stability in a monolithic millimeter-wave. integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifier will be discussed. Both methods will be used to predict the occurrence of millimeter-wave oscillations (Ka-band and above) in a W-band power amplifier. We present experimental results confirming the simulation data, and discuss how the methods may be applied to eliminate instabilities in MMIC power amplifiers.


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Additional Information:© 2002 IEEE. The authors would like to thank TRW, Inc., for the MMIC fabrication. The research described in this paper was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:L. Samoska et al., "On the stability of millimeter-wave power amplifiers," 2002 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (Cat. No.02CH37278), Seattle, WA, USA, 2002, pp. 429-432 vol.1. doi: 10.1109/MWSYM.2002.1011647
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