An X-band low-power CMOS low noise amplifier with transformer inter-stage matching networks

Jeng-Han Tsai, Wang Long Huang, Cheng Yen Lin, Ruei An Chang

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Abstract

This paper presents a low-power low noise amplifier (LNA) using standard 0.18-μm CMOS technology for X-band satellite receiver applications. Two-stage common source configuration with transformer matching network is chosen to achieve low power, low noise, and compact size while maintaining reasonable gain performance. The measured small signal gain is 13.4 dB at 11 GHz with low power consumption of 4.8 mW from a 1 V supply voltage. The chip size is 0.44 mm2. With noise match at the first stage, the measured noise figure (NF) of the LNA is 3.41 dB at 11 GHz. Compared to previously reported X-band LNA in 0.18-μm CMOS process, the presented LNA demonstrates the highest FOM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2014
Subtitle of host publication"Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages524-527
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870361
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 23
Event9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2014 Oct 62014 Oct 7

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference

Other

Other9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period14/10/614/10/7

Keywords

  • CMOS
  • X-band
  • low noise amplifier (LNA)
  • radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tsai, J-H., Huang, W. L., Lin, C. Y., & Chang, R. A. (2014). An X-band low-power CMOS low noise amplifier with transformer inter-stage matching networks. In European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (pp. 524-527). [6997909] (European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2014.6997909