A 200 GHz 16-pixel focal plane array imager using CMOS super regenerative receivers with quench synchronization

Adrian Tang*, Gabriel Virbila, Yen Hsiang Wang, Qun Jane Gu, Zhiwei Xu, Li Du, Na Yan, Yu Hsiu Wu, Yi Cheng Wu, Yen-Cheng Kuan, Mau-Chung Chang

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Abstract

We have realized a 200GHz 4×4 focal plane array (FPA) by using super-regenerative receiver (SRR) pixels made of 65nm CMOS for mm-wave imaging applications. With 16 pixel elements constructed on PCB, the FPA consumes 215mA under 1V power supply. Such realization is made possible by carefully analyzing the super-regenerative interference (SRI) commonly observed in close-spaced SRRs and applying a newly developed quench synchronization scheme to suppress the undesired SRI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMS 2012 - 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2012
Event2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 17 Jun 201222 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2012
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period17/06/1222/06/12

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    Tang, A., Virbila, G., Wang, Y. H., Gu, Q. J., Xu, Z., Du, L., Yan, N., Wu, Y. H., Wu, Y. C., Kuan, Y-C., & Chang, M-C. (2012). A 200 GHz 16-pixel focal plane array imager using CMOS super regenerative receivers with quench synchronization. In IMS 2012 - 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium [6258263] (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest). https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2012.6258263