A Review of CMOS Low Noise Amplifier for UWB System

R. Sapawi, D.S.A.A. Yusuf, D.H.A. Mohamad, S. Suhaili, N. Junaidi


A number of CMOS low noise amplifier (LNA) design for ultra-wideband (UWB) application had been produced with a various topology and techniques from year 2004 to 2016. The performance of LNA such as frequency bandwidth, noise figure, input and output matching and gain depend with the choice of the topology and technique used. Among the techniques introduced are current reuse, common source, resistive feedback, common gate, Chebyshev filter, distributed amplifier, folded cascade and negative feedback. This paper presents the collection of review about design of low noise amplifier used for UWB application in term of topology circuit. Thus, the problem and limitation of the CMOS LNA for UWB application are reviewed. Furthermore, recent developments of CMOS LNAs are examined and a comparison of the performance criteria of various topologies is presented.


Low Noise Amplifier (LNA); Ultra-Wideband (UWB); Radio Frequency (RF);

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