60-GHz band beam forming receiver RFIC for broadband communication phased array antenna module

Tuan Thanh Ta, Mikoto Nakamura, Osamu Wada, Katsunori Gomyo, Yuya Suzuki, Satoshi Yoshida, Shoichi Tanifuji, Suguru Kameda, Noriharu Suematsu, Tadashi Takagi, Kazuo Tsubouchi

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In order to extend the communication range of the 60-GHz band broadband communication system, beam forming technology has been introduced. Due to the relatively high insertion loss and high phase/amplitude errors of 60-GHz band radio frequency (RF) phase shifter, broadband base band (BB) phase shifter has been focused. In this paper, we have developed a beam forming CMOS receiver RF integrated circuits (RFIC) with 5-bit BB phase shifter for the use in phased array antenna (PAA) receiver module employing 3-dimensional (3-D) system in package (SiP) technology. The receiver RFIC consists of a 7-stages low noise amplifier (LNA), an on-chip balun, a down-mixer, a quadrature-mixer, and a 5bit BB phase shifter. To obtain the broadband characteristic of 2 GHz at RF (i.e., 1 GHz at BB), BB phase shifter has been carefully designed. By using fixed-gain amplifier matrix configuration instead of variable gain amplifiers, broadband and low phase/amplitude errors are obtained. The fabricated receiver RFIC in 90-nm CMOS process exhibits performance applicable to 60-GHz band broadband communication such as IEEE 802.15.3c (channel 2).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC 2013
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 3rd Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Nov 52013 Nov 8

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


Conference2013 3rd Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • BFN
  • Beam forming
  • CMOS
  • Millimeter-wave
  • Phase shifter
  • Phased array antenna
  • RFIC
  • W-PAN
  • module

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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