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An interactive genetic algorithm approach to MMIC low noise amplifier design using a layered encoding structure
conference contributionposted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Neoh, A Marzuki, N Morad, Chee Peng LimChee Peng Lim, Z Aziz
In this paper, an interactive genetic algorithm (IGA) approach is developed to optimize design variables for a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) low noise amplifier. A layered encoding structure is employed to the problem representation in genetic algorithm to allow human intervention in the circuit design variable tuning process. The MMIC amplifier design is synthesized using the Agilent Advance Design System (ADS), and the IGA is proposed to tune the design variables in order to meet multiple constraints and objectives such as noise figure, current and simulated power gain. The developed IGA is compared with other optimization techniques from ADS. The results showed that the IGA performs better in achieving most of the involved objectives.