• Rafael R. Heymann
  • Juan P. Pantoja
  • Leonardo L. Bravo Roger
  • Luciano Prado de Oliveira
  • Edson C dos Reis
  • João R. Moreira Neto
  • Hugo E. Hernandez-Figueroa




Embedded Passives, LNA, LTCC,, UHF


This paper presents a design of a low noise amplifiers (LNA) with all passives elements embedded on low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate. Simulation results reveal that the proposed LNA has a flat-gain of 23.34 dB from 300 to 500 MHz, a noise figure below 0.73 dB and a compact size of 16.7 mm x 8.5 mm.


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How to Cite

Rafael R. Heymann, Juan P. Pantoja, Leonardo L. Bravo Roger, Luciano Prado de Oliveira, Edson C dos Reis, João R. Moreira Neto, & Hugo E. Hernandez-Figueroa. (2016). A FLAT-GAIN LNA BASED ON LTCC TECHNOLOGY AT UHF (300-500 MHZ). Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications (JMOe), 15(3), 191-197. https://doi.org/10.1590/2179-10742016v15i3600



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