I m very confused about something and I wanna ask it by giving example. Let’s assume that an antenna has a frequency band of 1000 MHz to 1010 MHz with VSWR level 1.5 and impedance of 50 Ω, and uses a LNA at the backend whose frequency range is 950 MHz to 1100 MHz, same impedance of 50 Ω (I just make up the numbers).

Does that mean the LNA operates at the antenna’s out-of-band with 50 Ω however the antenna is not 50 Ω anymore at the out-of-band, so the mismatch creates oscillation in LNA. Is that possible problem?

  • \$\begingroup\$ It seems unlikely this would happen. \$\endgroup\$
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    Commented Sep 25, 2023 at 12:58
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That means that at the out of band frequencies, the input to the LNA and the output of the antenna are not going to be matched. So you will get some reflections back from the LNA to the antenna - an increase in return loss.

In the digital world, this might show up as some minor ringing on a signal edge. But in your example, no oscillation, anyplace. Worst case might be a bit of amplitude ripple, depending on the amount of mismatch.

Note that I am ignoring any cable that might be between the antenna and the LNA.


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