New 0.18-μm CMOS pulse generator for impulse radio ultra-wideband communication systems

Tung Yuan Tzou*, Fu-Chiarng Chen

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Abstract

This article presents a new circuit to generate a higher-order derivative Gaussian pulse for the impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) communication systems. This IR-UWB pulse generator is designed and measured with the TSMC 0.18-μm CMOS process. The circuit is able to generate a symmetrical and low-ringing pulse in a frequency band from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz. Our work shows that the pulse generator's output pulse width is 500 ps with an amplitude of 40 mV (peak to peak). The measurement results validate our design and the circuit functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2007

Keywords

  • CMOS
  • Impulse radio
  • Pulse generator
  • Ultra-wideband

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