NI AWR: New Application Note Describes the Design
of a 10 GHz LNA for Amateur Radio Operation

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El Segundo, California –  March 15, 2016


NI AWR: New Application Note Describes the Design of a 10 GHz LNA for Amateur Radio Operation - RF CafeHam 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



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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

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AWR Group, NI
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Posted March 16, 2016