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A broadband low-noise front-end amplifier for ultra wideband in 0.13-μm CMOS

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1 Author(s)
Gharpurey, R. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

A front-end amplifier for the Ultra Wideband (UWB) system is described. The amplifier has a single-ended input and a differential output, with 16 dB power gain, a flat-gain bandwidth of 2-5.2 GHz, an output 1-dB gain compression point of -8 dBm and a noise figure of 4.7-5.7 dB over the signal bandwidth. The amplifier is implemented in 0.13-μm digital CMOS, occupies 0.4×0.6 mm2, and consumes 38 mW.

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Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 9 )