24-GHz low noise amplifier using coplanar waveguide series feedback in 130-nm CMOS

Giang D. Nguyen, Yun Chiu, Milton Feng

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and implementation of an RF CMOS low noise amplifier (LNA) in a 130-nm CMOS technology for 24-GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) applications. The use of coplanar waveguide (CPW) structures as series feedback enables simultaneous noise and power matching, which is a fundamental trade-off in LNA design. Accurate high frequency noise modeling of nanometer MOSFETs using in-house high-field drifting-dipole noise (DDN) model is also introduced for first-pass silicon design. The LNA prototype shows a gain of 19 dB and a noise figure NF of 3.8 dB measured at 24 GHz while consuming 15 mW from a 1.2-V power supply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAPMC 2009 - Asia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009
Pages1148-1151
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventAsia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009, APMC 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 7 2009Dec 10 2009

Publication series

NameAPMC 2009 - Asia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009

Other

OtherAsia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009, APMC 2009
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/7/0912/10/09

Keywords

  • CPW series feedback
  • Drifting-dipole noise (DDN)
  • Low noise amplifier (LNA)
  • RF CMOS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nguyen, G. D., Chiu, Y., & Feng, M. (2009). 24-GHz low noise amplifier using coplanar waveguide series feedback in 130-nm CMOS. In APMC 2009 - Asia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009 (pp. 1148-1151). [5384403] (APMC 2009 - Asia Pacific Microwave Conference 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/APMC.2009.5384403