Primer on Noise Parameters

RF designers often find themselves working on input power matching their circuits to a 50-Ohm signal source. The goal of this task is to develop a matching network that delivers most of the input power to the device. For that, the matching network is optimized such that the reflection coefficient presented by the network to the signal source is low (typically less than 10dB return loss) over the required frequency range.

An example of a step-by-step process of measuring noise parameters

NoiseTech’s families of impedance generators and switches are developed for measuring of noise parameters for applications such as WiFi, ANT, WiMax, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, 4G, 5G, IoT, biomedical, radio astronomy, quantum computing. Noise parameters are “vector” noise figures that provide a full picture about the best sensitivity a certain design can achieve, how sensitive […]

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CMC Microsystems offers noise-parameter measurement solutions with NoiseTech’s Impedance Generator. Visit CMC or contact NoiseTech for more information.