A 51 to 65 GHz low-power bulk-driven mixer using 0.13 μm CMOS technology

Che Yu Wang, Jeng Han Tsai*

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A low-voltage and low-power down-conversion bulk-driven mixer using standard 0.13 μ m CMOS technology is presented in this letter. To work on a low supply voltage and low power consumption applications while maintaining reasonable performance, the bulk-driven technique is selected in this V-band mixer design. The mixer has a conversion gain of ± 1.5 dB from 51 to 65 GHz with low supply voltage of 1 V and low power consumption of 3 mW. To our knowledge, the MMIC is the highest frequency CMOS bulk-driven mixer to date with good conversion gain and low power consumption among the recently published active mixers around 60 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5175439
Pages (from-to)521-523
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug


  • Bulk-driven
  • CMOS
  • Low-power
  • Low-voltage
  • Millimeter-wave (MMW)
  • Mixer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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