Low power CMOS wideband receiver design

Chao Chun Sung*, Mei Fen Chou, Chang Ching Wu, Che Sheng Chen, Kuei-Ann Wen, Chun Yen Chang

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A low power CMOS receiver for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless applications is presented. The low-noise amplifier (LNA) building block employing stagger tuning technique consists of two common-source stages with different resonance frequencies to achieve low power consumption and wide operating bandwidth. In addition, the variable gain amplifier (VGA) follows the passive mixer employs a novel wide-range pseudo-exponential circuit topology. This work was implemented in 0.18-μm CMOS process exhibits 280-MHz bandwidth and draws 27.4 mA on average from a 1.8-V supply. The receiver has a minimum noise figure of 2.6 dB, and maximum IIP3 of -33 dBm across the UWB group 1 bands.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2004
Event16th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2004 - Tunis, Tunisia
Duration: 6 Dec 20048 Dec 2004


Conference16th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2004


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