By Topic

Temperature-Compensated dB-linear Digitally Controlled Variable Gain Amplifier With DC Offset Cancellation

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
$33 $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

3 Author(s)
Thangarasu Bharatha Kumar ; VIRTUS, IC Design Centre for Excellence, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), ; Kaixue Ma ; Kiat Seng Yeo

This paper presents a compact digitally controlled variable gain amplifier (DVGA) with capabilities of both temperature compensated linear-in-decibel (dB-linear) gain control and dc offset cancellation (DCOC) without making use of either the feedback or the feed-forward loop. The proposed DVGA design is a three-stage inductorless cascaded amplifier that is integrated with a temperature-compensated dB-linear gain control, a DCOC, an output common mode feedback, a 6-bit digital gain control (with a 64-step resolution), a power shutdown mode, and a linearizer for improving the 1-dB gain compression point. The design is fabricated using a commercial 0.18-μm SiGe BiCMOS technology. The DVGA has a measured gain range of 18.4 dB with an average step size of 0.3 dB, a 3-dB bandwidth from 2 MHz to 1.9 GHz with a ±0.75-dB gain flatness from 2.75 MHz to 1.2 GHz, an input 1-dB gain compression point better than -12.5 dBm, an input return loss better than 12 dB, an output return loss better than 16 dB, and a dc power consumption of 12.2 mW from a 1.8-V supply. The core DVGA, by excluding the I/O measurement pads, occupies a die area of 160 μm × 300 μm.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques  (Volume:61 ,  Issue: 7 )