A current-mode mm-wave direct-conversion receiver with 7.5GHz Bandwidth, 3.8dB minimum noise-figure and +1dBm P1dB, out linearity for high data rate communications

Hao Wu, Ning Yi Wang, Yuan Du, Yen-Cheng Kuan, Frank Hsiao, Sheau Jiung Lee, Ming Hsien Tsai, Chewn Pu Jou, Mau-Chung Chang

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Abstract

A current-mode mm-wave direct-conversion receiver breaking trade-offs among bandwidth, NF and linearity is designed and realized in 65nm CMOS. The 60GHz receiver employs novel Frequency-staggered Series Resonance Common Source (FSRCS) stage to extend RF bandwidth with superior noise performance. The receiver's current-mode operation offers excellent out-of-band blocker tolerance and linearity. With on-chip quadrature LO generations, the fabricated receiver simultaneously achieves minimal noise figure of 3.8dB, RF bandwidth of 7.5GHz, output P1dB of 1dBm, maximum conversion gain of 32dB, and IRR of -35dB. The receiver is capable of tolerating out-of-channel blocker up to -9dBm at 3.5GHz away. It occupies silicon area of 1.3mm2 and draws 25.5mA from 1 V supply.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2013
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Sep 2013
Event2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20134 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
ISSN (Print)1529-2517

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/06/134/06/13

Keywords

  • 60GHz
  • blocker tolerant
  • CMOS integrated receiver
  • current-mode
  • Frequency-staggered Series Resonance Common Source
  • mm-Wave

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