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Jiang L.,Shenzhen University | Jiang L.,Shenzhen City Key Laboratory of Embedded System Design Shenzhen | Yu H.,Shenzhen University | Yu H.,Shenzhen City Key Laboratory of Embedded System Design Shenzhen | And 6 more authors.
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2012

Systematic level design and optimization of a Radio Frequency (RF) receiver is a multidimensional problem and it is usually an arduous and experience-based work because of the tradeoff between various system parameters. In the mean while, co-operated with Genetic Algorithm (GA) and local search, Memetic Algorithm (MA) gradually becomes popular to solve multidimensional optimization problems, and it can be an efficient method for computer-aided design of RF receivers. In this paper, the MA method was adopted to aid the design of a 5.8 GHz RF receiver front-end. The transfer function for the signal-to-noise ratio at the front-end output (SNRout) was first derived based on the gain, noise figure and inter-modulation product of each individual circuit component, and the transfer function was then used as the required fitness function for the MA method. The efficacy of the proposed method was validated by ADS simulations. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Source

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