Results of Bare Die Testing of Optimized (2nd Pass) Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Integrated Circuit Radio Frequency (RF) Booster Designs for 425 MHz and Dual Band (425 and 900 MHz)

Report No. ARL-TR-5465
Authors: John E. Penn
Date/Pages: February 2011; 62 pages
Abstract: High-performance microwave and radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) are of interest to the Army. Several monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) were designed to enhance the performance of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) RFICs used in many wireless systems. This report documents the bare die probe testing of ten MMIC designs optimized for 400-950 MHz operation. These designs include active RF front end designs, as well as integrated passive matching circuits to reduce SWAP at the system level. Small signal and performance measurements were competed for the designs. A follow-on report will include similar measurements of the active MMICs in packages attached to PC boards for testing.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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