What is it about?

Antenna miniaturization is an important design goal for RF front-end designers. Traditionally, antennas and amplifiers are designed separately. We have explored co-designing of antennas and amplifiers which provides interesting benefits of antenna miniaturization and optimum amplifier gain and noise performances.

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Why is it important?

For integrated RF front-end design, co-designing amplifier and antenna will provide smaller form factor as well as optimum performances.


This work attempts to design antennas and amplifier together which breaks the necessity of traditional 50-ohm based design necessity and improve the overall system performance. At the same time, the work also shows a new technique of antenna miniaturization by loading the amplifier.

Mr Sagar K Dhar
University of Calgary

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This page is a summary of: Miniaturised active integrated antennas: a co-design approach, IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation, June 2016, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET), DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2015.0588.
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