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Advances in Silicon Based Millimeter-Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuits

Han-Chih Yeh, Ching-Chau Chiong, Ming-Tang Chen, Huei Wang
2014 Micromachines  
Regarding the low noise characteristic of the SiGe technologies, the reduction of base resistance RB can be attributed to the lateral scaling and hence, the power gain as well as trans-conductance can  ...  For instances, some W-band image sensing systems [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] and V-band transceivers [28] [29] [30] , which are designed for IEEE 802.15.3c, are implemented in silicon based technologies such  ...  The receiver has a wide dynamic range of 53 dB (−78-−25 dBm) with a noise figure of 7.1 dB at its peak gain.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi5041373 fatcat:ipo4bqjngvgjjhlvkndb7bkt5i

A 22–29-GHz UWB Pulse-Radar Receiver Front-End in 0.18-$\mu{\hbox{m}}$ CMOS

V. Jain, S. Sundararaman, P. Heydari
2009 IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques  
On-wafer measurements show a conversion gain of 35-38.1 dB, a noise figure of 5.5-7.4 dB, and an input return loss less than 14.5 dB in the 22-29-GHz automotive radar band.  ...  Index Terms-CMOS, direct-conversion receiver (RX), integrated circuits, low-noise amplifier (LNA), pulse radar, quadrature voltage-controlled oscillator (QVCO), ultra-wideband (UWB).  ...  This, in turn, yields a better noise figure (NF) and gain rolloff than the widely used cascode LNA.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmtt.2009.2025420 fatcat:goykhiq4h5ewxprvtzeiutehty

A 60GHz receiver with 13GHz bandwidth for Gbit/s wireless links in 65nm CMOS

Federico Vecchi, Stefano Bozzola, Massimo Pozzoni, Davide Guermandi, Enrico Temporiti, Matteo Repossi, Ugo Decanis, Andrea Mazzanti, Francesco Svelto
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuit Design and Technology  
This paper presents a wide-band fully integrated receiver for Gbit/s connectivity at mm-waves comprising LNA, RF mixer, quadrature IF mixers, local oscillator (LO), in 65 nm CMOS.  ...  A Phase Noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 MHz offset from an equivalent 60GHz carrier is achieved with 12.6% frequency tuning range.  ...  Peak gain is 35dB with a 3dB bandwidth larger than 13GHz and less than 2dB in band ripple.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icicdt.2010.5510248 fatcat:oxs2b5k6abcjhcm5vczfkd2u5u

Ultra-Wideband, Low-Power, Inductorless, 3.1–4.8 GHz, CMOS VCO

Athanasios Tsitouras, Fotis Plessas
2010 Circuits, systems, and signal processing  
The proposed VCO draws 4 mA from a 1.8 V supply, it has a phase noise of −76.7 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset from the center frequency, while it exhibits a very high ratio of tuning range (43%) over power consumption  ...  The VCO is a Double-Cross-Coupled Multivibrator and generates output frequencies ranging from 1.55 GHz to 2.4 GHz.  ...  The proposed inductorless, low-power, wideband, CMOS VCO achieves a phase noise of −76.7 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz frequency offset, a wide tuning range of 43% and an output voltage modulation of ±0.1 dB over the  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00034-010-9220-6 fatcat:gwanxg3gyjd3rmyblzbscoonzu

A Wideband 20 to 28 GHz Signal Generator MMIC With 30.8 dBm Output Power Based on a Power Amplifier Cell With 31% PAE in SiGe

Benedikt Welp, Karam Noujeim, Nils Pohl
2016 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  
Index Terms-High power, K -band, MMIC, power amplifier, SiGe, signal generation, VCO. 0018-9200  ...  The VCO's phase noise is less than −96 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset over the entire frequency range.  ...  Therefore, it is important to keep the cascode base interconnection in the layout as short and wide as possible to reduce parasitic resistance and inductance.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jssc.2016.2570940 fatcat:mfaegtjmjjeufgsm3s5677lkua

A Band-Reject Nested-PLL Clock Cleaner Using a Tunable MEMS Oscillator

Mauricio Pardo, Farrokh Ayazi
2014 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part 1: Regular Papers  
LC VCO.  ...  Additionally, to maintain lower integrated phase noise, the proposed scheme uses a high-MEMS-based VCO to effectively smoothen the transition of the response between the two dominant noise sources.  ...  From a noise point-of-view, a PLL behaves as a band-pass filter for the input noise and as a stop-band filter for that of the LO.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcsi.2013.2284186 fatcat:gwlyg6lim5czld7pugbg4oycre

Design of CMOS UWB LNA [chapter]

Jean Gaubert, Sylvain Bourdel
2010 Ultra Wideband  
The first stage is a common gate stage with a bandwidth enhancing inductor, and the second stage is a cascode stage with an inductive series peaking.  ...  These architectures can be combined with techniques allowing a bandwidth enhancement as shunt or series peaking, or with techniques allowing the noise figure reduction as the noise cancelation technique  ...  The book is addressed to engineers and researchers who are interested in the wide range of topics related to ultra wideband communications.  ... 
doi:10.5772/10011 fatcat:wbqjjk65drcd5c3dkthkixhbcq

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2010 2010 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM)  
The VCO phase noise was measured around -82.5dBc/Hz at 500 KHz frequency offset. It has a wide tuning range from 23.8GHz to 26.3GHz.  ...  The phase noise reduction occurs in a region that reduces the white FM noise of the oscillator, which can have advantages in PLL design.  ...  The circuits use standard flip-flops without speedenhancement techniques, such as split load resistors, inductive peaking, or asymmetric latches.  ... 
doi:10.1109/bipol.2010.5668095 fatcat:4pe4n4q5lvf5zcnur667hnxcje

Versatile Dual-Receiver 94-GHz FMCW Radar System With High Output Power and 26-GHz Tuning Range for High Distance Applications

Benedikt Welp, Steffen Hansen, Gunnar Briese, Simon Kuppers, Sven Thomas, Christian Bredendiek, Nils Pohl
2020 IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques  
), and a 27-GHz VCO for dual-loop phase-locked loop (PLL) stabilization, a power amplifier (PA), and two receive mixers.  ...  amplifiers (PAs), radar, radar transceivers, silicon germanium (SiGe), substrate integrated waveguide (SIW), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), waveguides (WVGs), W-band  ...  Voltage-Controlled Oscillator The ultra-wideband VCO architecture with 94-GHz center frequency is based on the architecture shown in Fig. 6 .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmtt.2019.2955127 fatcat:rgsnl723szbztbyk3ldcijsi6i

Radio Frequency IC Design with Nanoscale DG-MOSFETs [chapter]

Soumyasanta Laha, Savas Kay
2013 Analog Circuits  
The design of the wide band and high gain PA is a challenging task, especially in ultra-compact MOSFETs with low output impedance.  ...  Finally, we wish to implement a PA for ultra-compact wide-band RF CMOS applications such as vehicular anti-collision radar.  ...  Radio Frequency IC Design with Nanoscale DG-MOSFETs 23 10 .5772/55006 error applications, when T thDG ≤ T pe ≤ T thSG , the PFD ceases to work correctly for the conventional CMOS.  ... 
doi:10.5772/55006 fatcat:2k44kcxhhvdnplokep4fflueee

Design Considerations for a Sub-mW Receiver Front-End for Internet-of-Things

Ehsan Kargaran, Danilo Manstretta, Rinaldo Castello
2021 IEEE Open Journal of Solid-State Circuits  
The achieved performance is very competitive with state-of-the-art ultra-low-power receivers, while consuming the lowest power.  ...  ., current reuse and supply voltage reduction are compared.  ...  Assuming an excess noise factor (ENF) of 6 dB, which is reasonable for a class-C VCO [55] , the required phase noise is achieved dissipating only 1.2 μW and with an inductance around 100 nH.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ojsscs.2021.3110461 fatcat:5ut5ta2ucne63p32n63wnt555e

A Zero-IF 60 GHz 65 nm CMOS Transceiver With Direct BPSK Modulation Demonstrating up to 6 Gb/s Data Rates Over a 2 m Wireless Link

Alexander Tomkins, Ricardo Andres Aroca, Takuji Yamamoto, Sean T. Nicolson, Yoshiyasu Doi, Sorin P. Voinigescu
2009 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  
It includes a receiver with 14.7 dB gain and 5.6 dB noise figure, a 60 GHz LO distribution tree, a 69 GHz static frequency divider, and a direct BPSK modulator operating over the 55-65 GHz band at data  ...  A manufacturability study of 60 GHz radio circuits is presented with measurements of transistors, the low-noise amplifier, and the receiver on slow, typical, and fast process splits.  ...  Measurements were carried out using an Agilent Noise Figure Analyzer with a Noisecom V-Band noise source.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jssc.2009.2022918 fatcat:kdzmq45p5zedfesgcbcvui4d5u

SiGe Circuits for Spread Spectrum Automotive Radar

Saverio Trotta, Bernhard Dehlink, Herbert Knapp, Klaus Aufinger, Thomas F. Meister, Josef Bock, Werner Simburger, Arpad L. Scholtz
2007 2007 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband  
The presented systems show that millimeter-wave circuits in SiGe technology can achieve high integration levels along with high performance.  ...  This paper presents circuits in SiGe bipolar technology for spread spectrum automotive radar applications in the band from 77 to 81 GHz. They cover the transmit and receive paths.  ...  Pseudo noise (PN) signal processing along with directsequence modulation has been widely used for developing powerful spread spectrum ranging systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuwb.2007.4381001 fatcat:vfn2dgf64ra7dp4ld2vzwanaui

A 94 GHz mm-Wave-to-Baseband Pulsed-Radar Transceiver with Applications in Imaging and Gesture Recognition

Amin Arbabian, Steven Callender, Shinwon Kang, Mustafa Rangwala, Ali M. Niknejad
2013 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  
Index Terms-Gesture recognition, high-resolution imaging, loop antenna, medical imaging, millimeter-wave transceiver, on-chip antenna, pulsed transceiver, pulser, silicon-based imager, ultra-short pulse  ...  This paper presents the design of the enabling TRX chip: a highly integrated 94 GHz phase-coherent pulsed-radar with on-chip antennas.  ...  This inductor increases the impedance looking into the emitter of the cascode device and causes a BW extension similar to inductive peaking.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jssc.2013.2239004 fatcat:oc7ykdglmnhxng6zjlenc452l4


2021 2021 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC)  
ultra-wide locking range (LR) injection-locked frequency dividers (ILFD).  ...  The LNA is based on a 3-stage inductively degenerated amplifier with the first stage as common-source amplifier for optimized overall noise performance, and the following two stages as cascode amplifiers  ...  "Ultra-Wide-Tuning-Range CMOS mm-Wave and Sub-THz VCOs", Howard C. Luong, HKUST 2. "Digitally-Intensive Subsampling PLLs for FMCW Radar Applications", Nereo Markulic, imec 3.  ... 
doi:10.1109/rfic51843.2021.9490449 fatcat:wmoshjhq3nhxxljgu46qup325u
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