24-GHz 1-V pseudo-stacked mixer with gain-boosting technique

Nobuhiro Shiramizu, Tou Masuda, Takahiro Nakamura, Katsuyoshi Washio

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Abstract

Design techniques for a low-power mixer operating in the quasi-millimeter-wave frequency region were developed. A pseudo-stacked configuration and a pre-biasing technique, to reduce supply voltage and dynamic current consumption, respectively, were introduced. Furthermore, a gain-boosting technique, which actively utilizes a parasitic resonant caused by a transformer and parasitic capacitor, improves the power efficiency of the mixer. The proposed mixer fabricated by 0.18-μ.m SiGe BiCMOS technology achieves a conversion gain of 4.8 dB and NF of 10.4 dB at 1-V power supply. These performance results indicate that these design techniques are suitable for implementing low-power receivers for the quasi-millimeter-wave frequency region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSCIRC 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference
Pages102-105
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 31
Externally publishedYes
Event34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2008 - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 2008 Sep 152008 Sep 19

Publication series

NameESSCIRC 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference

Other

Other34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh, Scotland
Period08/9/1508/9/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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