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      Low-noise amplifier; subharmonic mixer; power amplifier; CMOS

    • Abstract


      This paper describes the design of low-power direct conversion transceiver front end for WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) applications using TSMC 0.13 lm CMOS technology. Subharmonic mixers are proposed to mitigate the drawbacks of DC offset problem in direct conversion receiver and injection locking problem in direct conversion transmitter. The receiver front end comprises a low-noise amplifier (LNA), balun and subharmonic mixer. The direct conversion transmitter front end adopts a subharmonic passive mixer, differential to single-ended converter, driver and power amplifier. The post-layout simulation results produce voltage gain of 29 dB, noise figure of 5.84 dB, IIP3 of - 12 dBm and 1.79 mW consumption power for receiver front end at a supply voltage of 0.8 V. The transmitter front end achieves conversion gain of 15 dB, 0 dBmoutput 1-dB compression point (OP1dB) and 4.27 mW power consumption.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology, Kuthambakkam Post, National Highway 4, Chembarambakkam, Chennai 600124, Tamil Nadu, India
      2. Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, India
      3. RFIC Technologies, ST Johns’ Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore 560042, India
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