200-GHz CMOS amplifier with 9-dB noise figure for atmospheric remote sensing

M. Varonen, A. Safaripour, D. Parveg, P. Kangaslahti, T. Gaier, and A. Hajimiri

The feasibility of using CMOS technology for RF amplification in atmospheric remote sensing receiver is studied. The design and measurement results of a 200-GHz low-noise amplifier which is fabricated using a 32-nm SOI CMOS technology are presented. The 8-stage amplifier in a common-source configuration achieves a 9-dB noise figure and 25-dB gain with a power consumption of 33 mW.