A low power cmos low noise amplifier for ultra-wideband wireless applications

Chang Ching Wu, Mei Fen Chou, Wen Shen Wuen, Kuei-Ann Wen

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Abstract

A CMOS low noise amplifier (LNA) for low-power ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless applications is presented. To achieve low power consumption and wide operating bandwidth, the proposed LNA employing stagger tuning technique consists of two stacked common-source stages with different resonance frequencies. This work is implemented in 0.18-μm CMOS process and shows a 2.6-9.2-GHz bandwidth. The amplifier provides a maximum forward gain (S21) of 10.9 dB while drawing 7.1 mW from a 1.8-V supply. A noise figure as low as 3.5 dB and an IIP3 of -5.1 dBm have been demonstrated. In this paper, design optimization for the power-constrained stacked amplifiers in wide bandwidth applications is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1465772
Pages (from-to)5063-5066
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2005, ISCAS 2005 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 23 May 200526 May 2005

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