12-18 GHz resistive mixer with a miniature marchand balun using standard CMOS process

Hung Ju Wei*, Chin-Chun Meng, Kuan Chang Tsung, Guo Wei Huang

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Abstract

A 12-18 GHz fundamental resistive mixer is demonstrated using standard 0.13 μm CMOS technology. A Marchand Balun directly on lossy silicon substrate is integrated with the resistive mixer to generate equal-amplitude and out-of-phase signal for LO pumping. The size of the Ku-band Marchand balun only occupies 478 μm × 250 μm due to higher silicon dielectric constant. The measured conversion loss of the resistive mixer is around 22 dB under fIF=3 GHz and PLO= 6 dBm. The small required LO power reveals that the Marchand balun does not suffer serious loss from silicon substrate. The miniature technique makes passive components more compact and easier to be integrated with IC circuit design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPMC 2009 - Asia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009
Pages2312-2315
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventAsia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009, APMC 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 Dec 200910 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameAPMC 2009 - Asia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009

Conference

ConferenceAsia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009, APMC 2009
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period7/12/0910/12/09

Keywords

  • Marchand Balun
  • Monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC)
  • Resistive mixer

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