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An optimization procedure for MMIC large-signal amplifiers

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Journal publication date20/12/1998
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Journal number6
Volume19
Number of pages3
Pages386-388
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

An optimization procedure for GaAs integrated circuits to achieve both small-signal and large-signal performance is proposed. Besides the geometrical dimensions of the the circuit passive elements, the process parameters are used as optimization variables to define two separate sets of optimization variables for small-signal and large-signal optimization. A large-signal MESFET model, based on simple expressions among circuit elements and process parameters, allows an effective implementation of the proposed optimization method in commercial CAD tools. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.