Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Design of high-power, high-efficiency 60-GHz MMICs using an improved nonlinear PHEMT model

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

7 Author(s)
Tang, O.S.A. ; Sanders Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, USA ; Duh, K.H.G. ; Liu, S.M.J. ; Smith, P.M.
more authors

This work describes the design and nonlinear modeling of two V-band monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifiers using a nonlinear high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) model developed specifically for very short gate length pseudomorphic HEMTs (PHEMTs). Both circuits advance the state-of-the-art of V-band power MMIC performance. The first, a single-ended design, produced 293 mW of output power with a record 26% power-added efficiency (PAE) and 9.9 dB of power gain at 62.5 GHz when measured on-wafer. The second MMIC, a balanced design with on-chip input and output Lange couplers for power combining, generated a record 564 mW of output power (27.5 dBm) with 21% PAE and 9.8 dB power gain. The MMIC's are passivated, thinned to 2 mils, and down-biased to 4.5 V for high reliability space applications. These excellent first-pass MMIC results are attributed to the use of an optimized 0.1-/μm PHEMT cell structure and a design based on millimeter-wave on-wafer device characterization, together with a new and very accurate large signal analytical FET model developed for 0.1-/μm PHEMTs

Published in:

Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

Sep 1997

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.