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A Fully Integrated 24-GHz Eight-Element Phased-Array Receiver in Silicon

Guan, Xiang and Hashemi, Hossein and Hajimiri, Ali (2004) A Fully Integrated 24-GHz Eight-Element Phased-Array Receiver in Silicon. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 39 (12). pp. 2311-2320. ISSN 0018-9200. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GUAieeejssc04b

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Abstract

This paper reports the first fully integrated 24-GHz eight-element phased-array receiver in a SiGe BiCMOS technology. The receiver utilizes a heterodyne topology and the signal combining is performed at an IF of 4.8 GHz. The phase-shifting with 4 bits of resolution is realized at the LO port of the first down-conversion mixer. A ring LC voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) generates 16 different phases of the LO. An integrated 19.2-GHz frequency synthesizer locks the VCO frequency to a 75-MHz external reference. Each signal path achieves a gain of 43 dB, a noise figure of 7.4 dB, and an IIP3 of -11 dBm. The eight-path array achieves an array gain of 61 dB and a peak-to-null ratio of 20 dB and improves the signal-to-noise ratio at the output by 9 dB.


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Subject Keywords:BiCMOS integrated circuits, low-noise amplifiers, phase shifting, phased arrays, receivers, wireless communications
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