By Topic

A 1.2-V Highly Linear Balanced Noise-Cancelling LNA in 0.13-μm CMOS

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

2 Author(s)
Jussila, J. ; STMicroelectron., Helsinki ; Sivonen, P.

In this paper, a current-to-voltage combiner is proposed to realize a highly linear, balanced noise-cancelling low-noise amplifier (LNA) capable of low-voltage operation. The current-to-voltage combiner, implemented in the load of the amplifier, converts the output currents of the parallel common-gate (CG) and common-source (CS) stages of the LNA to voltages, equalizes the amplitudes of the voltages, and combines the voltages to a single output voltage. Since only a CS stage and passive components are employed to cancel the noise and distortion due to the CG input impedance matching circuit, high linearity is achieved in spite of the low supply voltage of 1.2 V. The LNA achieves a noise figure (NF) of 3.0 dB at 2.1 GHz with an input-referred third-order intercept point (IIP3) of +10.5 dBm while consuming 10.5 mA from a 1.2-V supply. The amplifier is fabricated in 0.13-mum CMOS process.

Published in:

Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 3 )