This paper introduces the multi-stage regenerative receiver, an architecture that extends the super-regenerative receiver beyond the classical single-stage configuration to achieve higher gain and sensitivity. This makes the receiver ideal for mm-wave imaging by relaxing the required illumination power in the link budget. The receiver is implemented in 65nm CMOS and achieves a sensitivity of -74 dBm, a NF of 10.2 dB, consumes 2.5mW of power and occupies 0.02mm2 of chip area.
|Title of host publication||2011 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2011 - Digest of Papers|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2011|
|Event||2011 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States|
Duration: 5 Jun 2011 → 7 Jun 2011
|Name||Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium|
|Conference||2011 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2011|
|Period||5/06/11 → 7/06/11|