My Goal for this circuit is Low Part Count and good Performance. And, as always, a major goal for all of my projects is to make them as Small as my Eyes, Nerves and Methods permits. Yes, I know there are published circuits that may work better, but this is my attempt.
This layout is a single-sided board, with ground plane on the backside. The SMA connectors, connects all ground planes together at the circuit board edge. A layout for a commercial manufactured board would include many via's to assist with ground plane connections.
The first Toner Transfer (TT) version of the circuit had a schematic error (my screw up, I was just to quick on the print button). The second version is shown here.
Toner was Removed Underwater with Scotch Bright
and Ready for Cut and Part Installation
with Jury Rigged Power Cable
The PCB is 0.6 x 1.1 inches
The circuit performance tests will have to wait until tomorrow. I will have to devise some interesting tests. Noise Figure, Gain and Large Signal behavior are things I am interested in checking.
On this Rev 02, I forgot to add a Power LED, so I am now working on Rev 03, which will correct all of the known layout problems.