Wideband CMOS low noise amplifier including an active balun

S.C. Blaakmeer, Eric A.M. Klumperink, D.M.W. Leenaerts, Bram Nauta

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Abstract

An inductorless LNA with active balun is proposed for multi-standard radio applications between 100MHz and 6GHz [1]. It exploits a combination of a common-gate (CG) stage and an common-source (CS) stage with replica biasing to maximize balanced operation, while simultaneously canceling the noise and distortion of the CG-stage. In this way, a Noise Figure (NF) close to or below 3dB can be achieved, while good linearity is possible if the CS-stage is carefully optimized. Moreover, good output balancing can be achieved. The best performance is achieved between 300MHz to 3.5GHz with gain and phase errors below 0.3dB and ±2degrees, 15dB gain, S11<−14dB, IIP3 = 0dBm IIP2 higher than +20dBm at a total power consumption of 21mW. The circuit is fabricated in a baseline 65nm CMOS process, with an active area of only 0.01mm2. The circuit simultaneously achieves impedance matching, noise canceling, distortion canceling and a well balanced output.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC
Place of PublicationUtrecht
PublisherSTW
Pages-
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-49-9
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2007
Event18th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2007 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Nov 200730 Nov 2007
Conference number: 18

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PublisherTechnology Foundation STW

Conference

Conference18th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2007
CountryNetherlands
CityVeldhoven
Period29/11/0730/11/07

Keywords

  • IR-61954
  • METIS-245737

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Blaakmeer, S. C., Klumperink, E. A. M., Leenaerts, D. M. W., & Nauta, B. (2007). Wideband CMOS low noise amplifier including an active balun. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC (pp. -). Utrecht: STW.
Blaakmeer, S.C. ; Klumperink, Eric A.M. ; Leenaerts, D.M.W. ; Nauta, Bram. / Wideband CMOS low noise amplifier including an active balun. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC. Utrecht : STW, 2007. pp. -
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Wideband CMOS low noise amplifier including an active balun. / Blaakmeer, S.C.; Klumperink, Eric A.M.; Leenaerts, D.M.W.; Nauta, Bram.

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