A 71-76 GHz CMOS variable gain amplifier using current steering technique

Che Chung Kuo, Zuo Min Tsai, Jeng Han Tsai, Huei Wang

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Abstract

A 71-76 GHz high dynamic range CMOS RF variable gain amplifier (VGA) is presented. Variable gain is achieved using two current-steering trans-conductance stages, which provide high linearity with relatively low power consumption. The circuit is fabricated in a MS/RF 90-nm CMOS technology and consumes 18-mA total current from a 2-V supply. This VGA achieves a 14-dB maximum gain, a 30-dB gain controlled range, and a 4-dBm output saturation power. To the author's knowledge, this VGA demonstrates the highest operation frequency among the reported CMOS VGAs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008
Pages609-612
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 22
Event2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jun 152008 Jun 17

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
ISSN (Print)1529-2517

Other

Other2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period08/6/1508/6/17

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Electric power utilization
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Variable gain amplifiers

Keywords

  • Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)
  • Low noise amplifier (LNA)
  • Millimeter-wave (MMW)
  • Thin-film microstrip (TFMs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Kuo, C. C., Tsai, Z. M., Tsai, J. H., & Wang, H. (2008). A 71-76 GHz CMOS variable gain amplifier using current steering technique. In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008 (pp. 609-612). [4561511] (Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium). https://doi.org/10.1109/RFIC.2008.4561511

A 71-76 GHz CMOS variable gain amplifier using current steering technique. / Kuo, Che Chung; Tsai, Zuo Min; Tsai, Jeng Han; Wang, Huei.

Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008. 2008. p. 609-612 4561511 (Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium).

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

Kuo, CC, Tsai, ZM, Tsai, JH & Wang, H 2008, A 71-76 GHz CMOS variable gain amplifier using current steering technique. in Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008., 4561511, Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, pp. 609-612, 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008, Atlanta, GA, United States, 08/6/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/RFIC.2008.4561511
Kuo CC, Tsai ZM, Tsai JH, Wang H. A 71-76 GHz CMOS variable gain amplifier using current steering technique. In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008. 2008. p. 609-612. 4561511. (Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium). https://doi.org/10.1109/RFIC.2008.4561511
Kuo, Che Chung ; Tsai, Zuo Min ; Tsai, Jeng Han ; Wang, Huei. / A 71-76 GHz CMOS variable gain amplifier using current steering technique. Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008. 2008. pp. 609-612 (Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium).
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