Review of Millimeter-Wave CMOS Power Amplifiers

Huei Wang, Jung Lin Lin, Zuo-Min Tsai

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Abstract

This paper reviews the current status of millimeter-wave CMOS power amplifiers. The basic power amplifier architectures will be presented, together with the power combining techniques for higher output power amplifiers. State-of-the-art performances of CMOS power amplifiers, including power gain, output power, and power added efficiency, will be summarized along with various frequencies in millimeter-wave regime. Due to the requirement of modern wireless communication applications for high data rate transmission, the linearity becomes crucial for power amplifier in digital communication systems. Moreover, the efficiency at output power back-off operation is also important, especially for the mobile digital communication devices. The reported linearization techniques in millimeter-wave CMOS power amplifiers will also be presented, with the illustration of design examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology, RFIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538659717
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Nov 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology, RFIT 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology, RFIT 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology, RFIT 2018
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period15/08/1817/08/18

Keywords

  • CMOS
  • Linearization Techniques
  • Millimeter-wave
  • Power amplifiers

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    Wang, H., Lin, J. L., & Tsai , Z-M. (2018). Review of Millimeter-Wave CMOS Power Amplifiers. In 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology, RFIT 2018 [8524034] (2018 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology, RFIT 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/RFIT.2018.8524034