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Building on an efficient active and passive device modeling strategy, a 60 GHz OOK transceiver system including on-chip antenna in 90 nm CMOS is designed. The key features of the circuits are small power consumption and size. With the modulator connected to an innovative artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) on-chip antenna, free space transmission at 2 Gb/s is demonstrated. Also, an on-chip psuedo-link demonstrates 1 Gb/s transmission, using only 26 pJ/bit for the modulator and 6 pJ/bit for the demodulator. The receiver consists of on-chip antenna, LNA with 20 dB gain & 5.7 dB noise figure, detector and limiting amplifier. Recovery of a 1.5 Gb/s NRZ signal is demonstrated.
Date of Conference: 16-18 Nov. 2009