Noise Figure Optimization Tool for Millimeter-Wave Receivers at Near-fmax Frequencies

J. Elkind, E. Socher

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This brief presents an evaluation tool of the noise figure reduction that can be achieved by adding a low-noise amplifier in a near-fmax frequency receiver. After choosing a suitable topology and assessing its frequency dependence, an analytical derivation is carried out and preliminary frequency constraints are found. The analytical assessment is followed by a practical example using the CMOS 65-nm technology as a reference for millimeter-wave technologies, where fmax=234GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7422769
Pages (from-to)914-918
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2016


  • Common source (CS)
  • cross-coupling
  • low noise
  • low-noise amplifier (LNA)
  • maximum frequency
  • millimeter-wave (mmW)
  • mixer
  • neutralization
  • receiver


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