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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, and others, is available for download at www.awrcorp.com/solutions/technical-papers.
About NI AWR Software
The NI AWR Design Environment software portfolio includes RF/microwave electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Visual System Simulator™ for system design, Microwave Office/Analog Office for microwave/RF circuit design, and AXIEM and Analyst™ for electromagnetic analysis. NI AWR software tools help design engineers to dramatically reduce development time and cost for components, circuits, systems and subsystems employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. Readers can learn more at ni.com/awr.
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Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries–from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics–use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.
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Posted March 16, 2016