Integrated X-band FMCW front-end in SiGe BiCMOS

Erwin Suijker, Lex de Boer, Guido Visser, Raymond van Dijk, Michael Poschmann, Frank Edward van Vliet

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    An integrated X-band FMCW front-end is reported. The front-end unites the core functionality of an FMCW transmitter and receiver in a 0.25 μm SiGe BiCMOS process. The chip integrates a PLL for the carrier generation, and single-side band and image-reject mixers for up- and down-conversion of the waveform. The front-end has been designed to co-operate with COTS integrated direct digital synthesisers and ADCs. The measurements show an output power of 0 dBm, P1dB at the receiver input of -11 dBm and a side band suppression of the mixer in the transmit chain of >40 dBc. The MMIC measures 1.8×1.5 mm2. This integrated front-end paves the path for future planar 2D integration of FMCW phased-array radars at X-band.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication40th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2010
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7232-1
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2010
    Event40th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2010 - France, France
    Duration: 28 Sep 201030 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 40

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    Conference40th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2010
    Abbreviated titleEuMC


    • IR-76618
    • EWI-19993
    • METIS-276776

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