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A 300–800 MHz Tunable Filter and Linearized LNA Applied in a Low-Noise Harmonic-Rejection RF-Sampling Receiver

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4 Author(s)
Zhiyu Ru ; IC-Design group, EWI/Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands ; Eric A. M. Klumperink ; Carlos E. Saavedra ; Bram Nauta

A multiband flexible RF-sampling receiver aimed at software-defined radio is presented. The wideband RF sampling function is enabled by a recently proposed discrete-time mixing downconverter. This work exploits a voltage-sensing LNA preceded by a tunable LC pre-filter with one external coil to demonstrate an RF-sampling receiver with low noise figure (NF) and high harmonic rejection (HR). The second-order LC filter provides voltage pre-gain and attenuates the source noise aliasing, and it also improves the HR ratio of the sampling downconverter. The LNA consists of a simple amplifier topology built from inverters and resistors to improve the third-order nonlinearity via an enhanced voltage mirror technique. The RF-sampling receiver employs 8 times oversampling covering 300 to 800 MHz in two RF sub-bands. The chip is realized in 65 nm CMOS and the measured gain across the band is between 22 and 28 dB, while achieving a NF between 0.8 to 4.3 dB. The IIP2 varies between +38 and +49 dBm and the IIP3 between -14 dBm and -9 dBm, and the third and fifth order HR ratios are more than 60 dB. The LNA and downconverter consumes 6 mW, and the clock generator takes 12 mW at 800 MHz RF.

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IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 5 )
IEEE RFIC Virtual Journal