Advances in silicon phased-array receiver IC's

Frank Edward van Vliet, Eric A.M. Klumperink, M.C.M. Soer, S.K. Garakoui, A. de Boer, A.P. de Hek, W. de Heij, Bram Nauta

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    Abstract

    Abstract - Phased-Arrays are increasingly used, and require Silicon implementations to result in affordable multi-beam systems. In this paper, CMOS implementations of two novel analogue beamforming multi-channel receivers will be presented. A narrow-band highly linear system exploiting switches and capacitors in advanced CMOS is presented, implementing a fully passive switched capacitor vector modulator exploiting a zero-IF I/Q mixer. This technique is not applicable to very wideband phased-array receivers. These systems require true-time delay beamforming, which is implemented in the second CMOS implementation. An innovative gm-RC implementation of a truetime delay cell is exploited in a four-channel beamforming receiver with more than 1.5 GHz bandwidth, in a standard 0.13 urn CMOS process. Professional phased-arrays can often not live with the dynamic range limitations imposed by these implementations. To that end a SiGe implementation of an integrated receiver was realized targeting a digital beamforming phased-array. Dynamic range and flexibility of use were the main driving factors. Alltogether, these results show large progress with respect to the feasibility of Silicon-based phased-array frontend implementation for commercial as well as professional phased-arrays.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
    Subtitle of host publicationMTT 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 17-22 June 2012
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1-3
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-6177-4, 978-1-4673-1086-4, 978-1-4673-1088-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1085-7, 978-1-4673-1087-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2012
    EventInternational Microwave Symposium 2012 - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 17 Jun 201222 Jun 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Microwave Symposium 2012
    Abbreviated titleIMS 2012
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period17/06/1222/06/12

    Keywords

    • EWI-22459
    • IR-83400
    • METIS-289764

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    van Vliet, F. E., Klumperink, E. A. M., Soer, M. C. M., Garakoui, S. K., de Boer, A., de Hek, A. P., ... Nauta, B. (2012). Advances in silicon phased-array receiver IC's. In 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium: MTT 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 17-22 June 2012 (pp. 1-3). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2012.6259603