Distributed Amplifier MMICs Boost Signals Over Wide Bands to 40 GHz (.PDF Download)

Bandwidth is everything for some applications, including many communications systems, and boosting signal levels over broad bandwidths requires a special kind of amplifier. Typically, a distributed amplifier is used for such applications. As its name might suggest, gain is distributed among a number of transistors or active stages within the amplifier, such as field-effect transistors (FETs) in GaAs distributed amplifiers, to achieve level signal gain over wide bandwidths.

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