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Distributed Transformers for Broadband Monolithic Millimeter-Wave Integrated Power Amplifiers

Author: Pahl, Kai-Philipp Walter
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731504092
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This work presents methods and techniques to optimize and implement distributed magnetic transformers for their application in matching networks of Monolithic Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits (MMICs). It describes strategies for the efficiency and bandwidth optimization of the transformers and demonstrates their potential based on an optimized transformer geometry as well as two MMIC power amplifiers.