A 453-μ W 53-70-GHz ultra-low-power double-balanced source-driven mixer using 90-nm CMOS technology

Wei Tsung Li, Hong Yuan Yang, Yun Chieh Chiang, Jeng-Han Tsai, Ming Han Wu, Tian Wei Huang

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Abstract

An ultra-low-power consumption and ultra-low local oscillator (LO) power double-balanced down-conversion mixer using standard 90-nm CMOS technology is presented in this paper. By employing a weak inversion biasing technique in a source-driven topology, the proposed V-band mixer can operate at microwatt power consumption of 453 μW and has an ultra low LO power of-6 dBm. In addition, under 1.2-V standard supply voltage, the down-conversion mixer exhibits excellent conversion-gain flatness of 5.9 \±1.5 dB and the measured LO-to-RF isolation is more than 37 dB from 53 to 70 GHz, and OP 1 dB of-9.2 dBm at RF frequency of 60 GHz. Based on aforementioned results, the presented monolithic microwave integrated circuit can mitigate power-hungry issues while providing reasonable RF performance, which is important for a low-power communication system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6492146
Pages (from-to)1903-1912
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 5

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Keywords

  • CMOS
  • down-conversion mixer
  • low power
  • millimeter wave (MMW)
  • source driven

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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A 453-μ W 53-70-GHz ultra-low-power double-balanced source-driven mixer using 90-nm CMOS technology. / Li, Wei Tsung; Yang, Hong Yuan; Chiang, Yun Chieh; Tsai, Jeng-Han; Wu, Ming Han; Huang, Tian Wei.

In: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 61, No. 5, 6492146, 05.04.2013, p. 1903-1912.

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Li, Wei Tsung ; Yang, Hong Yuan ; Chiang, Yun Chieh ; Tsai, Jeng-Han ; Wu, Ming Han ; Huang, Tian Wei. / A 453-μ W 53-70-GHz ultra-low-power double-balanced source-driven mixer using 90-nm CMOS technology. In: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 2013 ; Vol. 61, No. 5. pp. 1903-1912.
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