A Ka-band High Linearity Up-Conversion Mixer with LO Boosting Linearization Technique

Yi Hsien Lin, Yu Ci Li, Wen Jie Lin, Jeng Han Tsai, Abdulelah Alshehri, Mazen Almalki, Abdulhamid Sayed, Tian Wei Huang

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Abstract

This paper presents a Ka-band high linearity resistive up-conversion mixer using 0.18-mu mathrm{m} standard CMOS technology. A LO boosting linearization technique is introduced to improve the linearity and conversion gain of the up-conversion mixer. From the experimental results, the resistive up-conversion mixer demonstrates a peak conversion gain of -8.5 dB at RF frequency of 28.1 GHz and IF signal of 100 MHz with zero dc power consumption. After adding the LO boosting linearization technique, the up-conversion mixer achieves an output 1-dB compression point (OP-{mathit{1}dB}) of -2.7 dBm via LO drive power of 10 dBm at 28.1 GHz. In addition, the up-conversion mixer features an IF bandwidth of 5 GHz which is suitable for high-speed wireless communication applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages259-262
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870514
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 20
Event48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2018 Sep 252018 Sep 27

Publication series

Name2018 48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018

Conference

Conference48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period18/9/2518/9/27

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Keywords

  • CMOS
  • Ka-band
  • linearization
  • mixer
  • up-conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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Lin, Y. H., Li, Y. C., Lin, W. J., Tsai, J. H., Alshehri, A., Almalki, M., Sayed, A., & Huang, T. W. (2018). A Ka-band High Linearity Up-Conversion Mixer with LO Boosting Linearization Technique. In 2018 48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018 (pp. 259-262). [8541759] (2018 48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuMC.2018.8541759