A W-band monolithic HEMT receiver for passive millimeter-wave imaging system

Chun Yen Huang*, Chen Ming Li, Li Yuan Chang, Chin Chung Nien, Ya Chung Yu, Jenn-Hawn Tarng

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A W-band monolithic direct conversion receiver for passive millimeter wave imaging system using commercial 0.15 m GaAs pHEMT technology has been realized. The receiver module consists of a two-stage preamplifier, a zero bias detector and an low pass filter. The input return loss S11 over W-band was measured, and the estimated noise equivalent power (NEP) of the detector showed the value of 7.8 pW/√Hz. The measured responsivities of the proposed receiver showed the peak value of 1.31 kV/W and average value of 1.16 kV/W respectively. A low pass filter with preselected bandwidth of 2 GHz is integrated into the proposed chip to stable the output, and the receiver chip occupies the area of 2.26 × 0.68 mm 2 excluding test pads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC 2011
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20118 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011
CityMelbourne, VIC


  • HEMT
  • millimeter wave
  • MMIC
  • radiometer
  • W-band

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