A W-Band 65nm CMOS/InP-hybrid radiometer & passive imager

A. Tang, T. Reck, R. Shu, L. Samoska, Yangyho Kim, Y. Ye, Q. Gu, B. J. Drouin, J. Truettel, R. Al Hadi, Y. Xu, S. Sarkozy, R. Lai, Mau-Chung Chang, Imran Mehdi

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Abstract

This paper presents a 90-100 GHz heterodyne radiometer module based on a CMOS receiver system-on-chip (SoC). The SoC contains a frequency synthesizer, downconverter, RFandIF amplification, as well as a wide range of auto-leveling and calibration, and LO stabilization functions. To provide low-noise operation the CMOS SoC is packaged within a waveguide block and mated with an InP MMIC based LNA pre-amplifier. The complete module delivers noise performance below 400°K and is capable of less than 0.5K NEΔT with an integration time of 50 ms. The entire radiometer instrument consumes 257mW of power and weighs only 334 grams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509006984
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Aug 2016
Event2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
Volume2016-August
ISSN (Print)0149-645X

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period22/05/1627/05/16

Keywords

  • CMOS Passive Imager
  • Radiometer
  • SoC

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    Tang, A., Reck, T., Shu, R., Samoska, L., Kim, Y., Ye, Y., Gu, Q., Drouin, B. J., Truettel, J., Al Hadi, R., Xu, Y., Sarkozy, S., Lai, R., Chang, M-C., & Mehdi, I. (2016). A W-Band 65nm CMOS/InP-hybrid radiometer & passive imager. In 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016 [7540357] (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest; Vol. 2016-August). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540357