Portland State University. Department of Electrical Engineering
Paul Van Halen
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1 online resource (ix, 84 p.)
Bipolar transistors -- Noise -- Measurement, Pascal (Computer program language)
First, the concepts of reflection coefficients, s-parameters, Smith chart, noise figure, and available power gain will be introduced. This lays out the foundation for the presentation of techniques on measuring noise figure and gain of high speed bipolar junction transistors. Noise sources in a bipolar junction transistor and an equivalent circuit including these noise sources will be presented. The process of determining the noise parameters of a transistor will also be discussed. A Pascal program and several TEKSPICE scripts are developed to calculate the stability, available power gain, and noise figure circles. Finally, these circles are plotted on a Smith chart to give a clear view of how a transistor will perform due to a change in source impedances.
Jung, Wayne Kan, "Measurement Techniques for Noise Figure and Gain of Bipolar Transistors" (1993). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4592.