Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Heinrich D. Foltz

Second Advisor

Dr. Jae Sok Son

Third Advisor

Dr. Douglas Timmer


Optimizations of 0.18 μm and 0.5 μm MOSFET amplifiers without using inductors for UWB applications are presented. A 3 dB bandwidth from 3.1 GHz to 9.9 GHz with minimum 9.6 dB of transducer gain at 10.6 GHz and approximate 92.8 mWatts of total power consumption are achieved. The source and load impedances were 50 ohms. Also, the number of capacitors and resistors has been minimized. To predict characteristics more precisely, the pad capacitance is added to the output port. In addition, a different feedback topology is presented which gives a lower Noise Figure with maximum 7.73 dB at 10.6 GHz with 300 ohms feedback resistance.


Copyright 2006 Kyoung D. Kim. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American