In this paper, we propose a design method of multi-way combining networks with impedance transformation for millimeter-wave (MMW) power amplifiers (PAs) to achieve high output power and wideband performance simultaneously in millimeter-wave frequency. Based on the proposed methodology, three power amplifiers are designed and fabricated in V-band, W-band, and D-band using 65-nm CMOS technology. With 1.2-V supply, the saturation powers of these power amplifiers are 23.2 dBm, 18 dBm and 13.2 dBm at 64 GHz, 90 GHz, and 140 GHz, with 25.1-GHz, 26-GHz, and 30-GHz 3-dB bandwidth, respectively. Compared with the published MMW amplifiers, these PAs achieve high output power and wide band performances simultaneously, and the ouput power levels is the state-of-the-art performance at these frequencies.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2013|
- High output power
- Impedance transformation
- Power amplifier
- Power combining