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11 June 2007 Impact of self-heating in LF noise measurements with voltage amplifiers
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Proceedings Volume 6600, Noise and Fluctuations in Circuits, Devices, and Materials; 660018 (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.724665
Event: SPIE Fourth International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, 2007, Florence, Italy
Abstract
Voltage Amplifiers have been used to characterize the low-frequency noise of Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs). They generally feature not only a lower noise floor, but also have less impact on simultaneous (two-port) measurements than Transimpedance Amplifiers, when moderate to high DC current regimes are considered. However, when the Device Under Test (DUT) is characterized under these regimes, common concepts such as unilateralism and frequency-independent small-signal parameters are no longer valid due to the frequency-dependent thermal response of the DUT (self-heating). It will be shown that depending on the conditions under which the measurements are carried out, the experimental data may vary for some orders of magnitude, leading to an incorrect characterization if the effect is disregarded.
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A. A. Lisboa de Souza, J.-C. Nallatamby, M. Prigent, and J. Obregon "Impact of self-heating in LF noise measurements with voltage amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 6600, Noise and Fluctuations in Circuits, Devices, and Materials, 660018 (11 June 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.724665
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