Key Building Blocks for Millimeter-Wave IC Design in Baseline CMOS

  • Mihai A. T. Sanduleanu
  • Eduardo Alarcon
  • Hammad M. Cheema
  • Maja Vidojkovic
  • Reza Mahmoudi
  • Arthur H. M. Van Roermund

In this work, new receiver concepts and key building blocks, at circuit level, for future millimeter-wave wireless communications standards are introduced. Starting from passive and active devices, trade-offs between technology, performance and circuit choices of millimeter-wave RF front-end circuits are discussed. In particular, power consumption, noise and linearity trade-offs in low-noise amplifiers, mixers, frequency dividers and oscillators are considered. The concepts derived are applied to a large class of wireless communications standards that are broadband in nature at RF and/or require a broadband IF.

Keywords

Microwave Attenuation Radar Coupler Polysilicon 

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai A. T. Sanduleanu
    • 1
  • Eduardo Alarcon
    • 1
  • Hammad M. Cheema
    • 2
  • Maja Vidojkovic
    • 2
  • Reza Mahmoudi
    • 2
  • Arthur H. M. Van Roermund
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips Research EindhovenNetherlands
  2. 2.Technical University of EindhovenNetherlands

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