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[SOLVED] Balun LNA DESIGN IN ADS

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I am designing a differential LNA(two outputs) with CG-CS cascode topology in ADS. I got s(21) -19 dB and s(31) +9 dB. But when i have connected external 3 port balun, i got 8 db of gain. I am confused, what should i take as gain that is whether it is magnitude addition of two ports gain which comes out to be 27 or balun's 8 dB GAIN.
when i did transient analysis with balun output and calculated gain with 20 log(vout/vin), i got max peak gain of 28 db.
PLS HELP.
 

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If you post your Balun Drawing ( including other critical parameters and CasCode amplifier schematic), we can say something concrete..
 

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pls check this design..and pls suggest me for any mistakes and suggestions
 

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You got 2 ports, where is the third one ??What does it mean "ports gain" ??

Sorry, have you ever designed any circuit in ADS ??? ( or in any environment ) If you haven't,please start simpler ones.
Go through step-by-step to learn consistantly.
 

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actually, i have connect external balun for S11,S22,S21,S12 results and later I have remove this balun and connected two output terminals.
I want to ask that in these two cases i got different gain result, so which gain result is correct,

case 1 with external balun--- gain(S21)= 8.3 dB MAX
CASE 2 with 3 terminals-- gain(S21)(RIGHT SIDE)=9 dB and gain(S31)(LEFT SIDE)= -19 dB. Whether i add these two gain S21+MAG(S31).
 

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CASE 2 with 3 terminals-- gain(S21)(RIGHT SIDE)=9 dB
Do you understand that the left part of the circuit does (almost) nothing, and your circuit does not give the desired differential output signal?

For differential signal, both left and right stage must have the same gain.
 

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