A 1 Volt Switched Transconductor Mixer in 0.18μm CMOS

Eric A.M. Klumperink, S.M. Louwsma, Gerhardus J.M. Wienk, Bram Nauta

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    A new CMOS mixer topology can operate at low supply voltages by using switches connected only to the supplies. Mixing is achieved exploiting two cross-coupled transconductors, which are alternatingly activated by the switches. A down conversion mixer prototype with 12 dB conversion gain was designed and realized in standard 0.18 μm CMOS. It achieves satisfactory mixer performance up to 4 GHz, at a supply voltage of 1 Volt. Moreover, the mixer topology features a fundamental high frequency noise figure benefit.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2003 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
    Place of PublicationKyoto, Japan
    PublisherThe Japan Society of Applied Physics, JSAP
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)4-89114-034-8
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
    Event2003 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC 2003 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: 10 Jun 200312 Jun 2003


    Conference2003 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC 2003
    Abbreviated titleVLSIC


    • METIS-213438
    • Low noise
    • CMOS
    • receiver
    • EWI-14436
    • wide band
    • IR-45861
    • mixer


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