Design and Analysis of a Broadband Microwave Amplifier

Obinna Okoyeigbo, Augustus E Ibhaze, Ayobami Olajube, Olamilekan Shobayo, Tobiloba Somefun, Onyinyechi Steve-Essi


This paper presents the procedures involved in the design and analysis of a microstrip broadband microwave amplifier. For system design, simulation, optimization and analysis, a Computer Aided Design (CAD) tool know as Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS) was employed. The amplifier device- FLC317MG-4 FET, was tested for stability, and was observed to be unconditionally stable between 2 to 6 GHz frequency band. Two possible ideal matching circuits were investigated to identify the best matching circuit with the maximum transducer power gain. It was observed that the quarter-wave transformer with parallel open circuit stub, gave a high gain at a wider range of frequency (larger bandwidth/ broadband), than the other matching circuit. Hence, it was employed for the broadband amplifier design using microstrips, and achieved a maximum flat gain of about 9.8 dB to 10.118 dB, at a bandwidth of 3.5 to 4.5 GHz.

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Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (IJEEI)
ISSN 2089-3272

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