Silicon Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits for Wireless and Wired Applications

Conference: GeMIC 2008 - German Microwave Conference
03/10/2008 - 03/12/2008 at Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Proceedings: GeMIC 2008

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Deen, M. Jamal; Eldesouki, Munir; Palubiak, Darek; Kumar, Shiva (NN)

In this paper, we present and discuss several CMOS-based radio-frequency integrated circuits than can be used for wireless or wired applications. In particular, we describing five types of circuits. Two types of mixers are discussed, one targeting low-voltage (0.8V) applications and another for low phase noise direct conversion receivers. Then two designs of ultra-wideband low noise amplifiers (LNAs) using the cascade topology and special matching and filtering circuits are described. The LNAs were designed with a focus on lowvoltage (0.8V) applications The performance of an integrated low-power receiver front-end is then discussed. Finally, the design of a transimpedance amplifier suitable for optical communication receivers, detailed results of bit-error-rate versus input power and the performance of a printed-circuit board based low-cost optical transmitter is presented and discussed.