Noise Properties of Asymmetrically Recessed InP-based HEMTs for Low-noise Amplifiers

Conference: IPRM 2011 - 23th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials
05/22/2011 - 05/26/2011 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: IPRM 2011

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Takahashi, T.; Sato, M.; Makiyama, K.; Nakasha, Y.; Hirose, T.; Hara, N. (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., 10-1 Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0197, Japan)

Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) need appropriate transistors to operate with high performance; i.e., the first-stage amplifier in the LNAs requires low-noise property, in particular, and the succeeding stages require high gain with high breakdown voltage. In this study, we proposed InP-base HEMTs with an asymmetric gate-recess structure for high-gain amplifiers with a low noise figure. A gate-drain spacing (Lrd) of around 100 nm in the gate-recess region was suitable for first-stage amplifiers. Furthermore, a large Lrd of 250 nm was suitable for obtaining high gain in the succeeding stages.