A 4.328.64-GHz receiver front-end with variable gain amplifier and I/Q mixer for 60-GHz heterodyne system in 65nm CMOS technology

Jen Hao Cheng, Jian An Lin, Tian Wei Huang, Jeng Han Tsai

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Abstract

In this paper, a receiver front-end which contains variable gain amplifier (VGA) and Gilbert-cell-based I/Q mixer for 60-GHz heterodyne system in 65-nm CMOS technology is presented. The chip size is 0.91 × 1.515 mm 2including all the testing pads and dummy metals. The operation frequency of the proposed receiver front-end is from 4.32 GHz to 8.64 GHz. At a 1.0-V supply voltage, this front-end demonstrates the gain-control capability at linear region from 2.5 dB to 12.5 dB by adjusting the control voltage of the attenuator in VGA. The measured Psat is -11.7 dBm and it occurs at 2.5-dBm LO drive power where as RF frequency is at 7.48 GHz. The measured LO-to-IF and RF-to-IF isolation are better than 30 dB and 25 dB, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479946082
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 2014 Jun 62014 Jun 6

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Name2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014

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Other2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period14/6/614/6/6

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Mixer circuits
Gain control
Voltage control
Testing
Electric potential
Metals
Variable gain amplifiers

Keywords

  • I/Q mixer
  • heterodyne receiver
  • variable gain amplifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Cheng, J. H., Lin, J. A., Huang, T. W., & Tsai, J. H. (2014). A 4.328.64-GHz receiver front-end with variable gain amplifier and I/Q mixer for 60-GHz heterodyne system in 65nm CMOS technology. In 2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014 [6857756] (2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WAMICON.2014.6857756

A 4.328.64-GHz receiver front-end with variable gain amplifier and I/Q mixer for 60-GHz heterodyne system in 65nm CMOS technology. / Cheng, Jen Hao; Lin, Jian An; Huang, Tian Wei; Tsai, Jeng Han.

2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. 6857756 (2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cheng, JH, Lin, JA, Huang, TW & Tsai, JH 2014, A 4.328.64-GHz receiver front-end with variable gain amplifier and I/Q mixer for 60-GHz heterodyne system in 65nm CMOS technology. in 2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014., 6857756, 2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014, IEEE Computer Society, 2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014, Tampa, FL, United States, 14/6/6. https://doi.org/10.1109/WAMICON.2014.6857756
Cheng JH, Lin JA, Huang TW, Tsai JH. A 4.328.64-GHz receiver front-end with variable gain amplifier and I/Q mixer for 60-GHz heterodyne system in 65nm CMOS technology. In 2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. 6857756. (2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014). https://doi.org/10.1109/WAMICON.2014.6857756
Cheng, Jen Hao ; Lin, Jian An ; Huang, Tian Wei ; Tsai, Jeng Han. / A 4.328.64-GHz receiver front-end with variable gain amplifier and I/Q mixer for 60-GHz heterodyne system in 65nm CMOS technology. 2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. (2014 IEEE 15th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2014).
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