EL SEGUNDO, CA, Mar. 15, 2016 -- Ham radio operation at 10 GHz is somewhat exotic, being far removed from global shortwave communication typically below 30 MHz. So when the design of a 10 GHz ham radio station was originally discussed within the amateur radio community, one of the key components that was missing in order to make this a reality included a good low-noise amplifier (LNA). This application note describes how an LNA was custom made utilizing NI AWR Design Environment™, inclusive of Microwave Office software, to bring a 10 GHz ham radio station into operation.
The “Design of a 10 GHz Low-Noise Amplifier for Amateur Radio Operation” application note is available for download at www.awrcorp.com/solutions/technical-papers.
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