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A 24-GHz CMOS Front-End

Guan, Xiang and Hajimiri, Ali (2004) A 24-GHz CMOS Front-End. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 39 (2). pp. 368-373. ISSN 0018-9200. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GUAieeejssc04a

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Abstract

This paper reports the first 24-GHz CMOS front-end in a 0.18-µm process. It consists of a low-noise amplifier (LNA) and a mixer and downconverts an RF input at 24GHz to an IF of 5 GHz. It has a power gain of 27.5 dB and an overall noise figure of 7.7 dB with an input return loss, S[sub]11 of 21 dB consuming 20 mA from a 1.5-V supply. The LNA achieves a power gain of 15 dB and a noise figure of 6 dB on 16 mA of dc current. The LNA’s input stage utilizes a common-gate with resistive feedthrough topology. The performance analysis of this topology predicts the experimental results with good accuracy.


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Subject Keywords:CMOS analog integrated circuits, integrated circuits noise, receiver front-ends, RF amplifiers, wireless communications
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