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Questions tagged [lna]

Questions about low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and their application in receiving antenna systems.

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Use noise figure and gain to calculate weakest signal radio can receive?

An FM radio receiver, using a 1 kHz tone at 3 kHz deviation has a 12 dB SINAD (Signal To Noise and Distortion) of -116 dBm. I would like to increase the 12 dB SINAD sensitivity of the receiver to at ...
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Generally, what happens when you power a GPS antenna or other RF amplifier with a low voltage?

I have a 5V active GPS antenna, and want to try using it on a device with a 3.3V bias provided. Obviously, operating at an over-voltage can damage or destroy the LNA. But what happens when the ...
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Strange Noise Floor observed in UHF Band

I have a tracking station for UHF band satellites which comprises of a cross yagi of 12 dBi and a wideband LNA of 40 dB Power Gain and 1.3 dB Noise Figure. I observe a Noise floor of about 300 kHz ...
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How to bypass LNA for TX in UHF Antenna?

I want to work with amateur, low power, and/or pico satellites. I would like to use an Eggbeater or Turnstile antenna with my UHF 433 MHz radio, since those antennas are very cheap and easy to build ...
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Replace directional antenna by fixed antenna

Given the following specs of a directional antenna: ...
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Antenna + LNA Design Questions

I am trying to design and build an antenna + LNA board. Antenna: http://www.yageo.com/documents/recent/An_FR4_1690_2405_0.pdf LNA: http://www.avagotech.com/docs/AV02-1237EN The antenna is specced ...