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A V-band 90-nm CMOS low-noise amplifier with modified CPW transmission lines for UWB systems

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5 Author(s)
Haroun, I. ; Carleton Univ., Ottawa, ON, Canada ; Wight, J. ; Plett, C. ; Fathy, A.
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A V-band low-noise, high gain, high linearity single-stage amplifier has been developed in a 90-nm CMOS technology. The design utilized modified co-planar waveguide transmission lines for the input/output matching networks, to avoid lines' width and spacing constraints and to sustain small chip area and low cost fabrication. The developed amplifier exhibited a low noise figure of 4.1 dB, and a gain higher than 10 dB in the frequency range of 57-58 GHz. Additionally, the amplifier has linear characteristics and its measured third-order intercept (IIP3) point is greater than 3 dBm. The proposed design is well suited for millimeter-wave (mmW) front-ends in ultra-wideband (UWB) radio-over-fiber (RoF) systems for high data-rate communications.

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Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), 2010 Topical Meeting on

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11-13 Jan. 2010