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A 180-GHz CMOS down-converter MMIC for atmospheric remote sensing applications

Parveg, Dristy and Varonen, Mikko and Safaripour, Amirreza and Bowers, Steven and Tikka, Tero and Kangaslahti, Pekka and Gaier, Todd and Hajimiri, Ali and Halonen, Kari A. I. (2017) A 180-GHz CMOS down-converter MMIC for atmospheric remote sensing applications. In: IEEE 17th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 64-67. ISBN 978-1-5090-5237-0 . https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170315-152158738

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the feasibility of using CMOS circuit blocks for designing future light weight, small in size atmospheric remote sensing receivers. A compact CMOS down-converter is designed which operates from 160 to 188 GHz and includes a sub-harmonically pumped I/Q resistive mixer, two IF amplifiers and a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) with LO buffer. A measured down-conversion gain of +2.6 dB is achieved with a total dc power consumption of 152 mW using the nominal supply of +1.2 V. The measurement results show a 3 dB IF bandwidth from 1 to 5 GHz and the VCO tuning range is from 85 to 89 GHz. The designed CMOS MMIC down-converter including the probing pads occupies a silicon area of 0.575 mm^2.


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Additional Information:© 2017 IEEE. This work was supported by the Academy of Finland through the FAMOS project and Postdoctoral research post, in part by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Finnish funding agency for innovation (TEKES) under the 5WAVE project. The measurement was carried out at Millilab, the Millimeter-wave laboratory of Finland and external laboratory of ESA.
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Subject Keywords:Amplifier; CMOS integrated circuit; I/Q; image-rejection; mixers; MMIC; millimeter-wave integrated circuit; remote sensing; sub-harmonic; VCO
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Official Citation:D. Parveg et al., "A 180-GHz CMOS down-converter MMIC for atmospheric remote sensing applications," 2017 IEEE 17th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2017, pp. 64-67. doi: 10.1109/SIRF.2017.7874372
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