Low-power K-band pseudo-stacked mixer with linearity enhancement technique

Nobuhiro Shiramizu, Toru Masuda, Takahiro Nakamura, Katsuyoshi Washio

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Abstract

A low-power transmitter mixer and a receiver mixer operating in the K-band frequency region have been developed. Both mixers can be operated at a low supply voltage of 1.5 V because of a pseudo-stacked configuration using an on-chip transformer. For the transmitter mixer, an emitter degeneration resistor in parallel with a capacitor is introduced to obtain both high linearity and high-gain. Moreover, an emitter degeneration inductor of the receiver mixer improves the linearity characteristics. The proposed mixers are fabricated using 0.18-μm SiGe BiCMOS technology. The transmitter mixer achieves a conversion gain of -0.1 dB, input P1dB of -11 dBm, and IIP3 of -1.2 dBm. The receiver mixer achieves a conversion gain of 11.2 dB, input P1dB of -23 dBm, and IIP3 of -13 dBm. These results indicate that these mixer design techniques are suitable to be applied for low-power transceivers within the quasi-millimeter-wave frequency region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, BCTM 2009
Pages59-62
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 28
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, BCTM 2009 - Capri, Italy
Duration: 2009 Oct 122009 Oct 14

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting
ISSN (Print)1088-9299

Other

Other2009 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, BCTM 2009
CountryItaly
CityCapri
Period09/10/1209/10/14

Keywords

  • High linearity
  • Low power
  • Low voltage
  • Mixer
  • On-chip transformer
  • Quasi-millimeter-wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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