Cascaded, reactively terminated, single stage distributed amplifier

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2008

Thesis Language: English

Student: Oğuzhan Efe

Supervisor: ŞİMŞEK DEMİR


In this thesis work, a 3-stage ultra broadband amplifier operating in 2-18 GHz frequency band with gain 23 dB is designed, simulated and fabricated. The amplifier is based on cascaded, reactively terminated single stage distributed amplifier (CRTSSDA) concept. The idea of including reactive terminations to achieve broadband gain is investigasted and simulated. The simulated design is fabricated and measurements of the fabricated amplifier are compared with simulation results. Also practical experience on working at high frequencies with surface mount components is presented in this thesis work.