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An 8-PPM, 45 pJ/bit UWB transmitter with reduced number of PA elements

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4 Author(s)
Vahid Majidzadeh ; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland ; Alexandre Schmid ; Yusuf Leblebici ; Jan Rabaey

A pulsed UWB transmitter (Tx) using finite impulse response synthesis of the raised-cosine pulse is presented. Symmetric pulse combining technique is proposed to reduce the number of power amplifier elements by half. A novel all-digital delay locked loop (AD-DLL) serves as an 8-array pulse position modulator (PPM) for aggressive duty-cycling of the Tx. The chip is fabricated with 90nm CMOS technology and consumes 540 μW from 1 V power supply resulting in 45 pJ/bit energy efficiency with -26 dBm of output power.

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2012 Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC)

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13-15 June 2012