Development of a verification technique for on-wafer noise figure measurement systems

Aihua Wu, Chong Li, Jing Sun, Yibang Wang, Chen Liu
2017 2017 90th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium (ARFTG)  
We present the development of a verification technique for on-wafer noise figure (NF) measurement systems. As the key element of the technique, a verification device consisting of a mismatched attenuator and a low noise amplifier (LNA) has been developed. The attenuator and the LNA are fabricated on two separate chips but joined with a bondwire. The verification procedure based on the device has also been developed and tested on an on-wafer vector network analyzer system with a noise
more » ... a noise measurement option across the frequency range from 2 GHz to 20 GHz. It has also been found that the bondwire contributes to negligible effect on the system when NF is high e.g. 3 dB but slightly higher when NF is smaller e.g. 1 dB.
doi:10.1109/arftg.2017.8255878 fatcat:7zegezfd4bgdfblepznb63f35e