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Super Compact Miniaturization of CMOS RFICs Using Synthetic Quasi-TEM Transmission Lines

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5 Author(s)
Sen Wang ; Grad. Inst. of Commun. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei ; Kun-Hung Tsai ; Meng-Ju Chiang ; Hsien-Shun Wu
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In this paper, a 90o hybrid, a 180o hybrid, a low noise amplifier (LNA) and an active bandpass filter (BPF) are fabricated and tested at X-band in 0.18-mum 1P6M bulk CMOS technology. The area-consuming transmission lines (TLs) and inductors of the RFICs are implemented by the meandered complementary-conducting-strips (CCS) TLs. The meandered CCS TLs demonstrate miniaturized designs such as the 90deg hybrid and the rat-race hybrid with 95% and 98% size reduction compared to the prototype designs, respectively. Moreover, the active circuits including LNA and active BPF show compact designs and maintain good electrical performance.

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Art of Miniaturizing RF and Microwave Passive Components, 2008. IMWS 2008. IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on

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14-15 Dec. 2008

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