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," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.
The iT2007 GaAs MMIC traveling-wave amplifier
chip has the broadest bandwidth of the two, and can achieve a power-added efficiency (PAE) greater than 12 percent up to 12 GHz and greater than 10 percent up to 18 GHz.
Kaman, "A 100 kHz to 50 GHz Traveling-wave Amplifier
IC Module," IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, Vol.
However, the main deficiencies of the traveling-wave amplifier concept are a costly development process, high manufacturing cost and poor amplifier efficiency.
To date, both the negative feedback and traveling-wave amplifier concepts have been limited to broadband amplifier designs only.
22-25) A record monolithic photoreceiver bandwidth of 27 GHz has been achieved using InAlAs/InGaAs heterostructure FETs (HFET) and a distributed traveling-wave amplifier approach.
In particular, the use of a microwave distributed transmission line approach such as that found in distributed traveling-wave amplifiers enables the designer to fully exploit the device performance without incurring degradation due to interconnect and device parasitic effects.
Hanes, "2-20 GHz GaAs Traveling-Wave Amplifier
," IEEE Trans.
Figure 2 displays the drain voltages for four of the seven stages of the traveling-wave amplifier
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with reflections," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol.
are an example of performance available through integration that cannot be matched in hybird technology.