5/60 GHz 0.18 μm CMOS Dual-Mode Dual- Conversion Receiver Using a Tunable Active Filter for 5-GHz Channel Selection

Yu Chih Hsiao, Chin-Chun Meng, Shih Te Yang

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Abstract

A dual-mode dual-conversion receiver with two far-apart carrier frequencies, 5 and 60 GHz, and two very different channel bandwidths, tens-MHz and GHz, is demonstrated in a standard 0.18 μm CMOS technology. The dual conversion architecture receives 60-GHz mode using Schottky diodes at the first conversion stage and merges 5-GHz mode at the second conversion stage. The 5-GHz RF channel selection is achieved by inserting a 20-MHz bandwidth tunable active filter after a 5-GHz low-noise amplifier for the noise concern and before the second down-conversion mixer to relax the linearity requirement of subsequent stages. A tunable active filter with improved linearity using a transformer-coupled scheme is employed. As a result, the narrow 20 MHz channel bandwidth selection at 5-GHz mode shows a 500 MHz tuning range with noise figure of 9 dB and conversion gain of 28 dB. For 60-GHz operation, the 3-dB IF bandwidth is 1 GHz with noise figure of about 20 dB and conversion gain of -3 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7676339
Pages (from-to)951-953
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • 5/60 GHz
  • CMOS
  • dual conversion
  • dual mode
  • N-path filters
  • RF channel selection
  • tunable active filter

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