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A 5.4-mW LNA using 0.35- μm SiGe BiCMOS technology for 3.1-10.6-GHz UWB wireless receivers

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3 Author(s)
Ming-Da Tsai ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan ; Kun-You Lin ; Huei Wang

A modified low-power and low-noise distributed amplifier for ultra-wideband (UWB) radio systems is first proposed to overcome the bottleneck of conventional DA. The UWB LNA achieves 10-dB gain with 5.4-mW power consumption, and 3-dB roll-off up to 10.6 GHz. The measured noise figures are lower than 5.5 dB from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz with 1.5 V supply. The output P1dB is -5.8 dBm and input IP3 is -4 dBm from 1.5-V supply. The MMIC occupies total chip size of only 0.47 mm2 including all testing pads.

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2005 IEEE Radio Frequency integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium - Digest of Papers

Date of Conference:

12-14 June 2005