A 29-1 up to 25Gb/s M-Sequence Generator IC for UWB Radar Applications in a Low-Cost SiGe BiCMOS Technology

Conference: GeMiC 2009 - German Microwave Conference
03/16/2009 - 03/18/2009 at München, Germany

Proceedings: GeMiC 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Laemmle, Benjamin; Sewiolo, Benjamin; Weigel, Robert (Institute for Electronics Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Cauerstr. 9, 91058 Erlangen, Germany)

In this paper the analysis, design and characterization of a fully integrated multi purpose m-sequence generator for UWB radar signal generation and broadband power amplifier testing is presented. The generator can generate m-sequences of 511 bits length up to data rates of 25.52Gb/s. A mixer is included to shift the spectrum to higher center frequencies to fit into FCC or ECC UWB masks. The generator is fabricated in a low cost 75-GHz fT 0.25 µm SiGe BiCMOS technology and occupies 1mm2 chiparea. The power consumption is 151mW from a 2.85 V supply. A simple, intuitive calculation algorithm is given to find the feedback taps for a phase shifted m-sequence.